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1/2 oz. American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin

In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed an Omnibus bill (Public Law 104-208) that included legislation authorizing the U.S. Mint to start producing the American Eagle Platinum bullion coins for investors and proof coins for collectors.

First minted in 1997, the 1 oz, 1/2 oz., 1/4oz., and 1/10oz. American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins are the official investment-grade platinum bullion coins minted by the United States Mint.




Design of the
1/2 oz. American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin



Obverse

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The Statue of Liberty's face graces the obverse side of all American Eagle Platinum bullion coins. 

Lady Liberty is wearing her seven-pointed crown with her arm raised; the designer of the obverse side is John Mercanti; his initials are right above Lady Liberty's shoulder.

Inscriptions:

  • LIBERTY
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM  - is Latin for "Out of Many, One"
  • 1998  - Year of Issue
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

The Edge of the platinum coin is Reeded.

Coin photo courtesy of The Coin Page








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, designed by Thomas D. Rogers

Inscriptions:

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • .9995 PLATINUM
  • 1/2 OZ.
  • $50
  • TDR - initials of Thomas D. Rogers

Coin photo courtesy of The Coin Page





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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.

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

Purity:....................99.95% / 999.5 per mille

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

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

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

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

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

Coin Photo courtesy of The Coin Page





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1/2 oz. American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin
Mintage and Sales 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


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