Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof, Coin from United States - detailed information

Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof, Coin from United States
CoinPlatinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof

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.

After the first year of issue, there were two versions of the coin issued annually: bullion with the "definitive" soaring eagle reverse, and a proof with a different design every year.

MintWest Point Mint Mint MarkLetter W Total Mintage8,772
Obverse
United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof - 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: 2002. 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 2002 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Reverse
United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin depicts a swooping bald eagle above a lake bordered by snow-capped mountains and trees in the Northwestern U.S.; in the lake, a fish breaches the water hunting a low-flying insect. The W mint mark of the West Point Mint is in the left field.

Around above, the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Below the eagle, the face value $50 (fifty U.S. dollars).

Around below, the precious metal content: .9995 PLATINUM 1/2 oz. (one half of a troy ounce of 99.95% platinum).

Reverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA $50 .9995 PLATINUM 1/2 oz.
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
The 2002-W platinum half ounce was issued individually boxed in a black velvet booklet-style folder with a Certificate of Authenticity, or in a four-coin set.

Included in Set
2002 American Eagle Proof Platinum Four-Coin Set, mintage unknown
4 coins: 2002-W 1 oz Platinum, 2002-W 1/2 oz Platinum, 2002-W 1/4 oz Platinum, 2002-W 1/10 oz Platinum
All (23) coins of type: Platinum Half Ounce - American Eagle
Coin NameMintageLegend
Platinum Half Ounce 1997 American Eagle 35,931 LIBERTY 1997 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Bullion 32,415 LIBERTY 1998 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 1998 American Eagle, Proof 13,836 LIBERTY 1998 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Bullion 32,309 LIBERTY 1999 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 1999 American Eagle, Proof 11,103 LIBERTY 1999 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Bullion 18,892 LIBERTY 2000 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2000 American Eagle, Proof 11,049 LIBERTY 2000 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Bullion 12,815 LIBERTY 2001 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2001 American Eagle, Proof 8,254 LIBERTY 2001 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Bullion 24,005 LIBERTY 2002 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof 8,772 LIBERTY 2002 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Bullion 17,409 LIBERTY 2003 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2003 American Eagle, Proof 7,131 LIBERTY 2003 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Bullion 13,236 LIBERTY 2004 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2004 American Eagle, Proof 5,063 LIBERTY 2004 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Bullion 9,013 LIBERTY 2005 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2005 American Eagle, Proof 5,942 LIBERTY 2005 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Bullion 9,602 LIBERTY 2006 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2006 American Eagle, Proof 14,650 LIBERTY 2006 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Bullion 7,001 LIBERTY 2007 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof 48,737 LIBERTY 2007 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Bullion 14,000 LIBERTY 2008 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Platinum Half Ounce 2008 American Eagle, Proof 6,273 LIBERTY 2008 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
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Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Half Ounce - American Eagle
Issued2002
SymbolStatue of Liberty Bust
ReverseAmerican Eagle
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage8,772
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerAlfred Maletsky, John M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size27.0000 mm
Thickness1.7500 mm
Mass15.5600 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-BKZQ-EMDY
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Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof: Photos
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Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof: Photo 2002-W 1/2 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle / thumbnail 2002-W 1/2 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle
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Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof: Photo 2002-W 1/2 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle / thumbnail 2002-W 1/2 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle
Copyright: APMEX
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Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof: Photo 2002-W 1/2 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle / thumbnail 2002-W 1/2 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle
Copyright: APMEX
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Platinum Half Ounce 2002 American Eagle, Proof: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# 341