Proof American Palladium Eagle Coins from the United States Mint debuted in 2018. The Palladium Eagle program was authorized with the passage of the American Palladium Bullion Coin Act of 2010, but it would take seven years for the series to make its debut as a bullion option. The 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Palladium Eagle Coin is currently yours to purchase online at JM Bullion with a near-perfect certification.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic slabs from the NGC!
- 1st release of the Proof American Palladium Eagle coin!
- Limited availability of certified coins from the original mintage of 15,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure palladium.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of PF69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Comes with a UCAM label.
- Winged Liberty features on the obverse.
- The American bald eagle is on the reverse.
- “W” mint marks from the West Point Mint.
Like other American Eagle coins from the United States Mint, the Palladium Eagle uses one of America’s historic coin designs. In this case, it is the Winged Liberty design created in 1916 by Adolph A. Weinman for the US circulation dime. The image captures Liberty in left-profile relief and featured on the dime from 1916 to 1945.
The American Palladium Eagle has had a more unique introduction than any of its counterparts. The 2017 American Palladium Eagle was available only as a bullion coin with a mintage of 15,000 in total. The 2018 American Palladium Eagle is available only in proof and features the same 15,000-coin mintage.
On the obverse of all American Palladium Eagle Coins is Weinman’s Winged Liberty image. This design was known commonly while in circulation as the Mercury Dime because Liberty’s winged Phrygian cap gave her the resemblance of the Roman messenger god Mercury.
The reverse side of 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Palladium Eagle Coins includes the image of an American bald eagle perched on the edge of a cliff with its wings raised slightly behind its figure as its talons clutch the roots of a tree branch on the rocky outcrop. This design also came from Weinman and was created in 1907.
All of these 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Palladium Eagle coins are PF69 specimens with full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. The flaws accepted at this certification level include minuscule contact marks or hairlines found only outside of the primary focal points of the coin.
The UCAM, or ultra-cameo, designation means that these coins have strong, frosted design elements with deeply-mirrored, clear background fields. NGC certified coins are shipped with protective plastic slabs to ensure the condition of the coin for decades to come.
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