1/2 oz. American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin






First minted in 1997, American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins are the only official investment grade platinum bullion coins distributed by the United States Mint.




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Design of the
1/2 oz. American Eagle Platinum 
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All of the coins on this guide are narrated in the first person point of view; click this link and it will take you to the 'coin anatomy page' which will give you an in-depth explanation.  Or, the easiest way to interpret a first person point of view is to hold a coin up to your chest and look in a mirror.




Obverse

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Liberty's face, from the Statue of Liberty, graces the obverse side of the 1/2 oz. American Platinum bullion coins.

Lady Liberty is wearing her seven-pointed crown, and her right arm is lifted above her head, (the coin is narrated in the first person point of view).

The designer of the obverse side is John Mercanti; his initials are right above Lady Liberty's right shoulder.

"LIBERTY" is inscribed across the top of the coin, along with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" at the lower right.

"IN GOD WE TRUST" is on the left side of the Lady Liberty and the year of issue is found directly above the American motto.

The Edge of the platinum coin is Reeded.








Reverse

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The reverse side of the 1/2 oz. Platinum bullion coin features an American Eagle flying above the setting sun.

The designer of the reverse side is Thomas D. Rogers; his initials can be found to the lower left of the coin, directly above the rim.

The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" are inscribed at the top of the platinum coins.

The face value of the coin "$50" is found at the bottom of the coin.

The Purity and Weight of ".9995 PLATINUM 1/2 OZ.,"  is displayed to the left of the American Eagle

Note: Unlike the collector's Proof and Uncirculated versions of the Platinum coin, the American~Eagle Platinum bullion coin's reverse side does not change from year to year.







1/2 oz. American Eagle Platinum
Coin Information:




Introduction:..........1997

IRA Approved:........Yes

Grade:....................Uncirculated

Face Value:.............$50 US

Platinum Content....1/2 Troy oz. (ozt.)

Total Weight:..........15.560 Grams

Purity:....................99.95% / .9995

Diameter:...............27.0mm

Thickness:..............1.75mm

Designers:..............John Mercanti & Thomas D. Rogers

Edge:......................Reeded

Minted:...................West Point, New York

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1/2 oz. American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin - Mintage Figures




Year            Year Dated Coin

                            Mintage                             Annual Sales

1997.................20,500............................18,000


1998.................32,419............................37,200


1999.................32,309............................28,200


2000.................18,892............................18,800


2001.................12,815............................13,800


2002.................24,005............................23,600


2003.................17,409............................16,800


2004.................13,236............................13,200


2005..................9,013.............................13,200


2006..................9,602...............................6,600


2007..................7,001...............................4,600


2008.................14,000.............................12,800


2009.......................0......................................0


2010.......................0......................................0


2011.......................0......................................0


2012.......................0......................................0


2013.......................0......................................0


2014.......................0......................................0


2015.......................0......................................0


2016.......................0......................................0


2017.......................0......................................0





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