Collectors will be able to begin placing orders at noon ET July 6
with the U.S. Mint
for the Proof 2017-W American Eagle 1-ounce platinum $100 coin.
The issue is limited to a maximum of 10,000 coins, with a
one-coin-per-household ordering limit.
The coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the
platinum American Eagle series with the return of Thomas D. Rogers
Sr.’s Soaring Eagle Above America design first introduced in 1997.
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Rogers was a
member of the U.S. Mint’s engraving staff at the Philadelphia Mint
when he designed and engraved the reverse design.
The Soaring Eagle Above America design was introduced on the Proof
1997-W American Eagle in June 1997 and the bullion version in
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While Rogers’ reverse design continued in use on all bullion
versions of the platinum American Eagle released (1998 through 2008,
and 2014 and 2016) different reverses were minted annually for Proof
versions, based on various themes, with one or more coins per themed series.
Themes for the multi-year series include Vistas of Liberty,
Foundations of Democracy, Preamble to the Constitution, and Portraits
of Liberty. Various artists created the designs in those series for
the Proof versions of the American Eagle platinum coin.
Pricing not yet announced
Pricing for the Proof 2017-W American Eagle platinum coin will be
announced the week the coins go on sale. The price is based on the
metals market and is figured according to a Mint pricing grid for numismatic coins containing
gold and platinum.
For the Proof 2016-W American Eagle 1-ounce platinum coins, the Mint
restricted the mintage to 10,000 coins, and the initial price was
$1,350 per coin, with a one-coin-per-household limit.
Customers placed enough orders on the opening day of sales June 30,
2016, to exhaust the maximum mintage within 56 minutes of release.
However, the U.S. Mint’s Dec. 25, 2016, sales report, the last to
report sales of the Proof 2016-W American Eagle platinum coin,
recorded sales then at 9,151 coins.