Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof, Coin from United States - detailed information

Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof, Coin from United States
CoinPlatinum Half Ounce 2007 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.

This design is the second in the three-year Branches of Government Series dedicated to the three branches of U.S. government, and is dedicated to the Executive Branch.

The United States executive branch consists of the President, his or her advisers and various departments and agencies. This branch is responsible for enforcing the laws of the land. It has the following organisations and agencies: Executive Office of the President (known as the White House), The President's Cabinet (Federal Agencies), Independent Federal Agencies and Commissions, USAGov, The Federal Information Center (FIC), and USA Jobs.

MintWest Point Mint Mint MarkLetter W Total Mintage48,737
Obverse
United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2007 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: 2007. 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 2007 IN GOD WE TRUST E PLURIBUS UNUM
Reverse
United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin depicts an American bald eagle with outstretched wings, representing the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. In front of the eagle, the top part of the Shield of the United States, which has thirteen stars in its upper section (representing the thirteen original states of the union), and thirteen vertical stripes below. Draped across the shield, a ribbon inscribed with FREEDOM on the right.

The designer's signature TC (handwritten T with a wavy top, below the right arm of which a small C - for Thomas (Tom) Cleveland) are on the shield below left; the engraver's initials PH (for Phebe Hemphill) are on the shield below right. The W mint mark of the West Point Mint is on the ribbon below left.

Around above, the inscription THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Around below, the precious metal content: 1/2 oz. .9995 PLATINUM (one half of a troy ounce of 99.95% platinum), followed by the face value $50 (fifty U.S. dollars).

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

Finish: proof (25,519 coins), reverse proof (19,583) or burnished uncirculated (3,635).

The 2007-W platinum proof 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
2007 American Eagle Platinum Proof Four-Coin Set, mintage unknown
4 coins: 2007-W 1 oz Platinum, 2007-W 1/2 oz Platinum, 2007-W 1/4 oz Platinum, 2007-W 1/10 oz Platinum
2007 American Eagle 10th Anniversary Platinum Coin Set, mintage 19,583, limited to 30,000
Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof: Known varieties
Variety Burnished Finish
Mintage Issued: 3,635 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin with a "burnished" (smooth) finish. Issued in protective capsule and box with a Certificate of Authenticity, or in a four-coin set.

In Set 2007 American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated Four-Coin Set, mintage unknown
4 coins: 2007-W 1 oz Platinum, 2007-W 1/2 oz Platinum, 2007-W 1/4 oz Platinum, 2007-W 1/10 oz Platinum
Variety Reverse Proof
Images United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof / Reverse Proof - obverse photo United States / Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof / Reverse Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 19,583 (included in total)
Details

A reverse proof is a proof coin on which the designs are mirror-polished and the background is frosted, unlike on regular proofs where it is the other way round.

In Set 2007 American Eagle 10th Anniversary Platinum Coin Set, mintage 19,583
Variety Frosted FREEDOM
Mintage Issued: 21 (included in total). Rarity: R7 (Highest rarity possible, 3 or less examples known)
Details

Some time after the coins were released, an example of a proof coin was discovered where the inscription FREEDOM on the reverse is frosted like the ribbon on which it is placed, and not mirror-polished as on most coins. This was initially attributed to a mint error, and later to a change in design.

The U.S. Mint later confirmed that up to 21 coins may have been minted like this, before the die was changed. Of these, only one example is known to be available to collectors; the others have presumably not been released and are still at the Mint.

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 2007 American Eagle, Proof: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Half Ounce - American Eagle
Issued2007
SymbolStatue of Liberty Bust
ReverseAmerican Eagle
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage48,737
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerThomas Cleveland, Phebe Hemphill, John M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size27.0000 mm
Thickness1.7500 mm
Mass15.5600 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-WYPP-OPQM
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Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof: Photos
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Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof: Photo 2007-W 1/2 oz Proof Platinum Eagle / thumbnail 2007-W 1/2 oz Proof Platinum Eagle
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Platinum Half Ounce 2007 American Eagle, Proof: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# 416