2011 $100 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin

If the Mint strikes them, the 2011 $100 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin will continue a series which debuted in 1997.

Mintage: TBD
Release Date: TBD
Sold Out: TBD
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The series ran annually until 2009 when the Mint cancelled any production of them. Early in that year, they were just put on hold by the Mint who claimed unprecedented demand for the Eagle Silver and Gold Bullion would delay the striking of the platinum series. In October of 2009, the Mint cancelled the 2009 Platinum Bullion Eagles altogether stating it would work with its suppliers to insure a 2010 coin would be produced.

As of half-way through 2010, no announcement was yet released indicating if a version would be produced in that year.

Each one ounce platinum coin is struck from 99.95% platinum to a diameter of 1.287 inches. Fractional sizes of 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce are also typically struck.

Previous Ounce Platinum Eagle Mintage

Debuting in 1997, the Platinum Bullion Eagles appeared annually through 2008. The mintage on the one ounce coins is shown below:

  • 1997 – 53,000
  • 1998 – 138,500
  • 1999 – 45,000
  • 2000 – 10,000
  • 2001 – 17,000
  • 2002 – 10,500
  • 2003 – 7,500
  • 2004 – 7,500
  • 2005 – 7,300
  • 2006 – 7,000
  • 2007 – 4,700
  • 2008 – 20,800
  • 2009 – 0
  • 2010 – tbd

Additional fractional sizes of the Platinum Eagles were also sold each year.

Issue Information

Platinum Eagle Coins first made their debut in 1997 and ran annually through 2008. In 2009, the Mint struck no Platinum Bullion Eagles, however a proof version of the coin was minted.

Release Date

Information on if and when the 2011 Platinum Eagles has not been announced by the US Mint.

Issue Price

Platinum bullion coins are distributed through a network of authorized purchasers which resells the coins to individuals for a small premium above the spot price of the platinum contained within them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Both the US Mint in facility in Philadelphia and the US Mint facility in West Point have struck Platinum Eagles.

Designer & Sculptor

Showing the same obverse (heads side) design since 1997, the obverse was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti to show an image of the Statue of Liberty.

The soaring Eagle above America shown on the reverse (tails side) of the coin was designed by Thomas D. Rogers.

Face Value: $100
Finish: Bullion
Composition: 0.9995 platinum
Standard Weight: 31.120 grams
Standard Diameter: 32.7 mm or 1.287 inches
Edge: Reeded

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