The Proof American Platinum Eagle coin is a unique, low-mintage offering from the United States Mint. These platinum coins offer new reverse designs each year, but them in a class by themselves among American Eagle coins. The proof version is the collectible version of this platinum series. The 2017-W 1 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle coin is available to you today online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the PCGS.
- 20th anniversary celebration of the Platinum Eagle!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum.
- Issued a face value of $100 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike Label.
- Statue of Liberty’s face on the obverse by John Mercanti.
- Eagle Soaring Above America by Thomas D. Rogers on the reverse.
- Features the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark.
Proof American Platinum Eagle coins were unveiled by the United States Mint on June 6, 1997. This was the first addition of a new coin to the series in the history of the American Eagle collection, which debuted in gold and silver in 1986.
Each year the Proof Platinum Eagle is released, there is a new design on the coin’s reverse face. Thomas D. Rogers, a former sculptor-engraver at the United States Mint, designed the original proof imagery and it has never reappeared on the reverse of the proof coinage. In fact, no design has been used more than once on the reverse.
The obverse of all Proof American Platinum Eagle coins features the Statue of Liberty’s face as designed by John Mercanti. It captures the solemn look on her face as she looks out to the world waiting to welcome the tired, poor, and huddled masses of the world yearning to breathe free in America.
On the reverse of the 2017-W 1 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle coin you’ll find the Eagle Soaring Above America design from Thomas D. Rogers. This original design was the first of many in a series of Proof Platinum Eagle reverse images that included the bald eagle. From 1997 to 2003, the bald eagle appeared in different designs on the reverse.
All 2017-W 1 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle Coins in this listing are available as perfect specimens from the PCGS. Coins in PR70 condition have full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws on the surface areas.
Additionally, these coins have a DCAM designation and First Strike label. Deep-cameo coins have strong, frosted devices and deeply-mirrored, clear background fields. FS refers to coins received by the PCGS within the first 30 days of the US Mint’s 2017 release date for Platinum Eagle coins.
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