2016 American Eagle Platinum 1oz – Proof


The 2016 American Eagle Platinum 1oz - Proof

The American Eagle Platinum coin series is available as 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10oz Platinum proof coins. The metal is pure (0.9995) platinum. It is also available as a bullion coin.

The diameter of the 1oz coin (denominated $100) is 32.7 mm (1.287 inches), weight 31.120 grams (1.0005 oz) and thickness of 2.39 mm (0.094 inches)

The Reverse, designed by Paul C. Bilan and engraved by Joseph Menna, shows a portrait of Liberty with a bald eagle in the background. Liberty holds the Torch of Enlightenment in her right hand, and an olive branch in her left hand with 13 branches representing the thirteen original colonies.  The reverse also carries the text: .9995 PLATINUM 1OZ.

Note that this reverse is only for proof coins, the bullion coin has the same reverse as the 1997 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Reverse.

The edge is reeded and the coins carried a mint mark of 'W' for US Mint at West Point. (There is no mint mark on the bullion versions).

The Obverse, by John Mercanti, shows the head of Liberty, looking to the future.

The coin is guaranteed by the United States Mint for weight, content, and purity.

Image credit: The US Mint.


Mintage: 20,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - West Point.
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General Description: Platinum
Platinum is a very rare metal, much rarer than gold. It looks very similar to silver in appearance. It is dense, ductile, malleable and one of the least reactive metals which means it hardly ever corrodes.

Platinum's high price is because demand is often higher than supply. It is only found in only 0.005 ppm of the Earth's crust but almost 50% of the metal is required for use in catalytic converters in motor vehicles. About 35% is used in jewellery, and the rest is used by the petroleum refining industry (9%), electrical (3%, it's in disk drives), medicine, and investment.

About 200 tonnes of Platinum are mined each year and South Africa is by far the biggest supplier. Compare this to gold production which is about 3,500 tonnes per year and silver which is 1.6 million tonnes per year. There's actually more platinum on the Moon than on Earth.

The name Platinum comes from the Spanish word platino which mean 'little silver'. It is an element with chemical symbol Pt and atomic number of 78. Melting point is 1,768C.

Platinum coins and silver coins are very similar in appearance, so take care as the price difference can be huge and mistakes very expensive.
Which Mint: US Mint - West Point
Founded in 1792, The US Mint is the United State's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. This is the U.S. Mint West Point Facility, New York. Mintmark: W.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.
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2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 16EJ 1 oz Proof  BOX AND COA ONLY **No Coin**
2016 American Eagle Platinum $100 16EJ 1 oz Proof BOX AND COA ONLY **No Coin**
£ 13.23
2016-W Platinum American Eagle 1-Oz Proof PF69 $100 ANACS Graded
2016-W Platinum American Eagle 1-Oz Proof PF69 $100 ANACS Graded
£ 1,248.40
2016 W $100 1 Oz 9995 PLATINUM American Eagle Proof Coin (16EJ) - SEALED BOX
2016 W $100 1 Oz 9995 PLATINUM American Eagle Proof Coin (16EJ) - SEALED BOX
£ 1,381.59
2016-W US West Point Mint $100 Platinum Eagle Proof Coin OGP Complete Box/COA
2016-W US West Point Mint $100 Platinum Eagle Proof Coin OGP Complete Box/COA
£ 1,313.75

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