American Platinum Eagle Coins

The United States Mint began producing American Platinum Eagles in 1997, which is unlike the gold and silver eagles that have been available since 1986. They were authorized by Congress in 1996.

The .9995 pure Platinum Eagles are the only platinum coins whose weight and content are guaranteed by the U.S. government.

Through the years the U.S. Mint has produced a variety of sizes, with the one ounce version the largest and having the highest face value ($100) ever to appear on an American coin. The Mint also strikes different versions of the coins — bullion intended for investors, and proof and uncirculated versions for coin collectors.

John Mercanti designed the "Portrait of Liberty" that is featured on the obverse or heads side of every American Platinum Eagle. Their reverse or tails side changes every year, which is also unlike the gold and silver versions.

The following links lead to all Platinum Eagle coin guide pages, with specific information for each type of coin and year they were minted:

2012 American Platinum Eagles

 

2012 Bullion Platinum Eagle

2012 Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin

2011 American Platinum Eagles

 

2011 Bullion Platinum Eagle

2011 Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin

2011 Proof Platinum Eagle

2011 Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

2010 American Platinum Eagles

 

2010 Bullion Platinum Eagle

2010 Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin

2010 Proof Platinum Eagle

2010 Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

2006-2009 American Platinum Eagles

2006 Platinum Eagle Coins

2007 Platinum Eagle Coins

2008 Platinum Eagle Coins

2009 Platinum Eagle Coins

2001-2005 American Platinum Eagles

2000 Platinum Eagle Coins

2001 Platinum Eagle Coins

2002 Platinum Eagle Coins

2003 Platinum Eagle Coins

2004 Platinum Eagle Coins

2005 Platinum Eagle Coins

1997-2000 American Platinum Eagles

1997 Platinum Eagle Coins

1998 Platinum Eagle Coins

1998 Platinum Eagle Coins

1999 Platinum Eagle Coins

2000 Platinum Eagle Coins