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2005-W Key Date 1 oz. $100 Platinum Eagle Coin in NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo
Nothing says premium like "platinum"-and now you can augment your collection with a platinum coin that not only is graded at the highest level of quality, it's minted with a key date of 2005.
Your 2005-W 1 oz. Platinum Eagle coin is part of the American Platinum Eagle series, which has enjoyed a rich legacy since it first entered circulation in 1997. Created as an extension of the 1986 American Eagle Bullion coin programs (Silver Eagles and Gold Eagles), the American Platinum Eagle series issues coins in denominations of $10, $25, $50 and $100. The metal content of each denomination consists of 99.95% pure platinum-an amount guaranteed by the U.S. Government.
With a diameter of 32.77 mm and a weight of 31.12 grams, your reeded 2005-W 1 oz. Platinum Eagle coin also features an extremely low mintage of only 6,602 coins.
Design of the Key Date 1 oz. Platinum Eagle Coin
Conceived as a tribute to the United States' spirit of freedom and as a patriotic call to be heard around the world, the design of the American Platinum Eagle coin series is at once striking and elegant. The obverse of the 2005-W 1 oz. Platinum Eagle, designed by John Mercanti (former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver), immediately catches the eye. Its boldly forward-facing Statue of Liberty is surmounted by the word "LIBERTY" at the top of the coin, while to her right are the date and motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST." Along the lower edge of the coin, following the line of the Statue of Liberty's extended right arm, is the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
The reverses of the uncirculated and proof American Platinum Eagles are the only U.S. bullion coins that have a yearly alternating design. Featuring the American Eagle, which symbolizes strength and security, the 2005 edition of the reverse was themed "Land of Plenty." In it, the American Bald Eagle rises behind a heraldic shield, its wings outstretched beneath a canopy of 13 stars. Above the eagle rest the words: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". Below is an overflowing horn of plenty and olive branch, along with the inscriptions: "$100," ".9995 PLATINUM," and "1 OZ."
Why add the Key Date 1 oz. Platinum Eagle in NGC PF69 Ultra Cameo to your collection?
The value of your 2005-W Key Date 1 oz. $100 Platinum Eagle coin is evident on several fronts. First, its intrinsic value is in its metal content. Designated as a "commodity coin" by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, it can be included in U.S. Individual Retirement Accounts. Given the lapse in bullion coin production from 2008-2014, the coin often generates particular interest among platinum stackers.
Secondly, this 2005 coin is considered a Key Date Platinum Eagle. "Key Date" indicates a mintage date that is harder to obtain than other dates in the series, often because of low mintage numbers.
Finally, your 2005-W 1/10 oz. Platinum Eagle Coin has been graded PF69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), one of the top grades available for coins. Its "Ultra Cameo" or "Deep Cameo" designation further indicates that your coin contains a marked contrast between the raised and flat portions of its surface, giving it extremely high eye appeal. Without a doubt, if you're going to add a Platinum Eagle to your collection, this is a coin to treasure!
|Year of Issue:||2005|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|