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

Platinum Quarter Ounce - American Eagle, Coin Type from United States (issued 1997 - 2008)
Coin TypePlatinum Quarter 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 quarter 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 Quarter Ounce is denominated with a face value of $25, 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 Quarter 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 Quarter 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 1/4 oz. (one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.95% platinum).

In the exergue, the face value $25 (twenty-five 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 1/4 oz. $25
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Coin Type: Platinum Quarter Ounce - American Eagle - (23) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
Platinum Quarter Ounce 1997 American Eagle 45,728 LIBERTY 1997 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Bullion 38,887 LIBERTY 1998 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Proof 14,873 LIBERTY 1998 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Bullion 39,734 LIBERTY 1999 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Proof 13,507 LIBERTY 1999 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Bullion 20,054 LIBERTY 2000 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Proof 11,995 LIBERTY 2000 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Bullion 21,815 LIBERTY 2001 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Proof 8,847 LIBERTY 2001 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Bullion 27,405 LIBERTY 2002 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof 9,282 LIBERTY 2002 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Bullion 25,207 LIBERTY 2003 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Proof 7,044 LIBERTY 2003 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Bullion 18,010 LIBERTY 2004 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Proof 5,193 LIBERTY 2004 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Bullion 12,013 LIBERTY 2005 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Proof 6,592 LIBERTY 2005 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Bullion 12,001 LIBERTY 2006 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Proof 10,489 LIBERTY 2006 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Bullion 8,402 LIBERTY 2007 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof 9,707 LIBERTY 2007 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Bullion 22,800 LIBERTY 2008 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Quarter Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Proof 6,634 LIBERTY 2008 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
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Platinum Quarter Ounce - American Eagle: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
From1997
To2008
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size22.0000 mm
Thickness1.3200 mm
Mass7.7800 g