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The American Platinum Eagle

The American Platinum Eagle is the official platinum bullion coin of the United States. The US Platinum Eagles are all struck from .9995 fine platinum and have been made in four different weights:  1/10 Ounce Platinum Eagles, 1/4 Ounce Platinum Eagles, 1/2 Ounce Platinum Eagles, and the standard 1 Ounce American Platinum Eagle. All sizes of American Platinum Eagle are fully backed by the United States Mint for platinum content and weight, and each Platinum Eagle is legal tender within the United States -- each size of Platinum Eagle carries a different face value. Of course, the melt value of platinum in each coin far exceeds this nominal face value.

The American Platinum Eagle is also the only official United States bullion coin that features a changing design. The current six year cycle began in 2009 and highlights American democracy by featuring themes from the Preamble to the US Constitution. The themes were chosen by none other than the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, upon request from the United States Mint.

Design of the US Platinum Eagle

Obverse:  Lady Liberty Facing Forward with Mint Year and Mottos  |  Designer: John Mercanti  |  Design Date: 1997

Reverse:  Annually-Changing Design  |  Current Series of Six Platinum Eagles Began in 2009  |  2014 Themed Design:  To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity  |  Platinum Fineness and Weight in Troy Ounces of Platinum

All denominations of Platinum Eagle that are minted in the same year also share the same design motifs -- they differ only in the markings on the reverse that indicate the face value and the platinum content in troy ounces.

Investing in Platinum Eagles

There are few platinum coins available on the market -- platinum bars are much more common. The American Platinum Eagles are probably the most famous and widely-purchased platinum bullion coins. Due to the high price of platinum, these coins are extremely valuable and many investors who buy platinum bullion online gravitate towards the Platinum Eagles because of the full guarantee of authenticity and product quality that accompanies each US Mint-manufactured coin. Like all US Mint bullion coins, the Platinum Eagle series is also IRA-Eligible Platinum for investors located in the United States.  

Buying American Platinum Eagles Online

The latest six year program of American Platinum Eagles highlights key concepts of American Democracy, as outlined in the Preamble to the United States Constitution. The themes for the designs have been inspired by narratives prepared by John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court at that time. Platinum is often considered the ultimate precious metal and buying Platinum Eagles online is an easy and inexpensive method to add this valuable metal to your bullion portfolio. Stores like CBMint are the best places to buy Platinum Eagles online -- should you have any questions about buying Platinum Eagles online, do not hesitate to Contact Us, or call CBMint toll-free at 1-866-300-0504.