Platinum Half Ounce - American Eagle, Coin Type from United States - detailed information

Platinum Half Ounce - American Eagle, Coin Type from United States (issued 1997 - 2008)
Coin TypePlatinum Half Ounce - American Eagle

The American Platinum Eagle is the official platinum bullion coin of the United States. The coins were initially released by the United States Mint in several sizes and denominations - including the half ounce, but in late 2008 the fractional denominations were discontinued leaving only the one ounce. The Platinum Eagle is authorised by the United States Congress, and is backed by the United States Mint for weight, content, and purity. The Platinum Half Ounce is denominated with a face value of $50, but the intrinsic value of the metal is significantly higher.

The proof American Platinum Eagles are unique in the fact that they are the only U.S. bullion coins that have a yearly alternating design. Bullion versions are minted with the same design every year. While minted, the uncirculated Platinum Eagles matched the proof designs and were struck on burnished coin blanks with a "W" mint mark signifying West Point, further distinguishing them from the bullion versions.

Obverse
United States / Platinum Half Ounce - American Eagle - obverse photo

Within a plain rim, the obverse of the coin shows the close-up bust of the Statue of Liberty. Around above in large letters, the word LIBERTY is partly obscured by the rays of Liberty's diadem.

In the right field, the date of issue: [year]. On three lines below that, the national motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

The designer's monogram JM, for John M. Mercanti, is above Liberty's shoulder on the left.

Around below left, the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM; translated from Latin, it means "Out of many, one" and signifies unity in diversity.

Obverse Inscription LIBERTY [year] IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Reverse
United States / Platinum Half Ounce - American Eagle - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts an American eagle with outstretched wings soaring in the sky; behind, a sunrise, with the Sun's rays radiating behind the eagle.

On two lines above, the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

On three lines in the right field, the precious metal content: .9995 PLATINUM 1/2 oz. (one half of a troy ounce of 99.95% platinum).

In the exergue, the face value $50 (fifty U.S. dollars).

In small letters near the rim around below right, the designer's initials TDR (for Thomas D. Rogers).

Reverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA .9995 PLATINUM 1/2 oz. $50
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Coin Type: Platinum Half Ounce - American Eagle - (23) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Platinum Half Ounce 1997 American Eagle United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1997 American Eagle - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1997 American Eagle - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mints:
- Philadelphia Mint: 20,500
- West Point Mint: 15,431
Total Mintage: 35,931
Platinum Half Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 32,415
Platinum Half Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 13,836
Platinum Half Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 32,309
Platinum Half Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 11,103
Platinum Half Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 18,892
Platinum Half Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 11,049
Platinum Half Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 12,815
Platinum Half Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 8,254
Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 24,005
Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 8,772
Platinum Half Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 17,409
Platinum Half Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 7,131
Platinum Half Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 13,236
Platinum Half Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 5,063
Platinum Half Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 9,013
Platinum Half Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 5,942
Platinum Half Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 9,602
Platinum Half Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 14,650
Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 7,001
Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 48,737
Platinum Half Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Bullion United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Bullion - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: Philadelphia Mint
Mintage: 14,000
Platinum Half Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Proof United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: West Point Mint
Mintage: 6,273
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Platinum Half Ounce - American Eagle: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
From1997
To2008
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size27.0000 mm
Thickness1.7500 mm
Mass15.5600 g