2000 American Platinum Eagle Coins

The 2000 American Platinum Eagle Coins realized drastic drops in demand for the bullion strikes with the Proof Eagles also showing a decline.

2000 American Platinum Eagle Coins
Mintage: 10,003 One Ounce Bullion, 12,453 One Ounce Proof
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The most likely factor in the decreased interest for the bullion Eagles is the fact that the Platinum market showed strong gains during the year. The precious metal averaged only $377.93 the year before, but grew to an annual average of $544.03 by the end of 2000.

Proof Platinum Eagles continued their tradition of a new annual reverse design with the third of five images in a series entitled "Vistas of Liberty." The 2000 coin reverse showed a bald eagle flying above a field in the midwest of the United States.

2000 Platinum Eagle Mintage

Bullion Platinum Eagle Mintage

For the second consecutive year, Bullion Platinum Eagles showed a decline in their total mintage. In fact, the 2000 mintage only represented a mere 45% of what had been struck the year before.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2000-dated Bullion Platinum Eagles:

One Ounce Bullion Platinum Eagle 10,003
1/2 Ounce Bullion Platinum Eagle 18,892
1/4 Ounce Bullion Platinum Eagle 20,054
1/2 Ounce Bullion Platinum Eagle 34,027

Proof Platinum Eagle Mintage

Proof Platinum Eagle mintage also dropped for the year. Hardest hit for these strikes was the 1/10 ounce Proof which lost 3,482 coins from the previous year’s mintage.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2000-dated Proof Platinum Eagles which includes the number sold as part of the Platinum Eagle 4-Coin Set (of which 8,535 were sold).

One Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle 12,453
1/2 Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle 11,049
1/4 Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle 11,995
1/10 Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle 15,651

Issue Information

The 2000 Platinum Eagles marked the fourth year for the series of coins from the United States Mint.

Release Date

Bullion Platinum Eagles were available through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for most of the year. Proof Eagles were not released until September – much later than typical for the Mint.

Issue Price

The Mint sold the Bullion Platinum Eagles through its network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the current spot price of platinum. Proof Platinum Eagle prices were raised by the Mint to $740 for the One Ounce Proof, $405 for the 1/2 Ounce Proof, $227 for the 1/4 Ounce Proof, $118 for the 1/10 Ounce Proof and $1,375 for the 4-Coin Set.

2000 Proof American Platinum Eagle Coin, Reverse

Special Proof Reverse Design

Al Maletsky designed the reverse of the Proof Platinum Eagles. It featured an eagle soaring above a midwestern field. It marks the third of five annual designs in the "Vistas of Liberty" series.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A ‘W’ mintmark on the proof coins indicate they were struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

John Mercanti’s "Portrait of Liberty" is shown on the obverse (heads side) of all of the Platinum Eagles. Thomas D. Rogers Sr.’s "Soaring Bald Eagle"is shown on the reverse (tails side) of the bullion Eagles. The Proof Eagles show a bald eagle flying above a field in the midwest. It was designed by Al Maletsky.

Coin Specifications

(For One Ounce Platinum Eagles)

Face Value: $100
Finish: Bullion, Proof
Composition: 99.95% Platinum
Standard Weight: 31.120 g
Standard Diameter: 32.70 mm
Edge: Reeded

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