2001 American Platinum Eagle Coins

The 2001 American Platinum Eagle Coins saw bullion demand for the strikes improve while Proof Eagles realized a decline.

2001 American Platinum Eagle Coins
Mintage: 14,070 One Ounce Bullion, 8,969 One Ounce Proof
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After the large increase seen in the platinum market of the previous year, the precious metal declined slightly in 2001. It averaged $529.04 an ounce, down $14.99 from where it had been in 2001.

With the fourth of five special annual reverse designs to be found on the Proof Platinums, the 2001 "Vistas of Liberty" image portrayed an eagle flying above a desert in the Southwest with cacti plainly seen. It was designed by Thomas D. Rodgers.

2001 Platinum Eagle Mintage

Bullion Platinum Eagle Mintage

Showing significant improvement on the previous year, the total 2001 Bullion Platinum Eagle mintage rose by over 21%. The largest gains were seen by the smallest of the fractional Eagles, the 1/10 ounce coin. It improved by 17,990 from the year 2000.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2001-dated Bullion Platinum Eagles:

One Ounce Bullion Platinum Eagle 14,070
1/2 Ounce Bullion Platinum Eagle 12,815
1/4 Ounce Bullion Platinum Eagle 21,815
1/2 Ounce Bullion Platinum Eagle 52,017

Proof Platinum Eagle Mintage

Total Proof Platinum Eagle mintage declined sharply for the year with the One Ounce Proof taking the largest hit. It dropped by 3,484 from the previous year.

The chart below shows the total mintage of 2001-dated Proof Platinum Eagles which includes the number sold as part of the Platinum Eagle 4-Coin Set (of which 6,344 were sold).

One Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle 8,969
1/2 Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle 8,254
1/4 Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle 8,847
1/10 Ounce Proof Platinum Eagle 12,174

Issue Information

The 2001 Platinum Eagles were the fifth annual strikes of the program from the US Mint.

Release Date

Proof Eagles were released by the US Mint on June 6, 2001. This was three months earlier than the Mint released the strikes the previous year. Bullion Platinum Eagles were available from the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for most of the year.

Issue Price

Proof Platinum Eagle prices were kept at the same level from the previous year – $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. Bullion Platinum Eagles were sold by the US Mint’s network of authorized purchasers for a small premium above the current spot price of the platinum contained within them.

2001 Proof American Platinum Eagle Coin, Reverse

Special Proof Reverse Design

Thomas D. Rogers Sr. designed the fourth of five annual reverse designs for the "Vistas of Liberty" series of the Platinum Proof Eagles. This fourth image shows a bald eagle soaring above the desert of the Southwest with a Saguaro cacti prominent.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Mint facility in West Point struck all of the Proof Platinum Eagles which is indicated by a ‘W’ mintmark on each coin.

Designer & Sculptor

"Portrait of Liberty, " as designed by John Mercanti, is shown on the obverse (heads side) of all of the Platinum Eagles. Thomas D. Rogers Sr. was responsible for both the reverse design of the bullion as well as the proof Platinum Eagles. The bullion coin reverse (tails side) remained the same as it had been since the debut of the program and shows a soaring eagle. The Proof Platinum Eagle reverse is the fourth of five annual reverse designs that were part of the "Vistas of Liberty" series and shows a bald eagle flying above the desert of the Southwest.

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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