The newest coin in the American Eagle Series from the United States Mint is the Palladium Eagle. Authorized by an act of Congress in 2010, the American Palladium Eagle did not make its debut until 2017. In keeping with other coins in the program, the Palladium Eagle features historic US coin designs on both sides. Right now, 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Palladium Eagle Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion with PCGS certification.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS!
- 1st issue of the Proof American Palladium Eagle coin!
- Limited availability of certified coins within the original mintage of 15,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure palladium.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of PR69 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Features a DCAM label.
- Winged Liberty on the obverse.
- American bald eagle on the reverse.
- Designs from Adolph A. Weinman.
- “W” mint marks from the West Point Mint.
Each of the individual 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Palladium Eagle Coins in this listing is a near-perfect specimen according to the PCGS. Coins with a PR69 certification exhibit full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. The PCGS accepts only flaws such as minuscule contact marks or hairlines at this certification level and they must be located outside the primary focal points.
The included DCAM label from the PCGS indicates the coins have strong, frosted design elements with deeply-mirrored, clear background fields. There is limited availability of Proof American Palladium Eagle coins with a near-perfect grade from the original mintage of just 15,000 coins in 2018.
The United States Mint first issued its Palladium Eagles in 2017. Testing the waters with this program, the US Mint only issued the Palladium Eagle in 2017 as a bullion option. These 2018 Proof Palladium Eagles were the only coins available in 2018 as no bullion version was struck.
On the obverse of 2018 Proof American Palladium Eagle Coins, you’ll find the left-profile portrait of Liberty wearing a winged Phrygian cap. This design comes from Adolph A. Weinman in 1916 and was used on the circulation dime from then until 1945. The dime was known as the Mercury Dime because many Americans believed Liberty looked like the Roman messenger god Mercury in the portrait.
The reverse of 2018-W 1 oz Proof American Palladium Eagles includes the design of an American bald eagle perched at the edge of a rocky cliff as it clutches a tree root in its talons. This design also comes from Weinman and featured on the 1907 American Institute of Architects’ gold medal.
If you have any questions about these Palladium Eagles, please get in touch with JM Bullion customer service. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply email us.