2005-W $50 Platinum Eagle Coin in PF70 Uncirculated – Ultra Cameo
Treasured by both collectors and stackers alike, the American Platinum Eagle coin is the official platinum bullion coin of the U.S. It was first minted in 1997, as a collaborative effort between the director of the United States Mint, Philip Diehl, the president of the American Numismatic Association, President David L. Ganz, and the international director of the Platinum Guild International, Jacques Luben. Consisting of .9995 fine platinum, the American Platinum Eagle coin is authorized by the U.S. Congress as the official platinum bullion coin of the United States. It is backed by the U.S. Mint for weight and content.
Design of the 2005-W $50 Platinum Eagle Coin
Your stunning $50 Platinum Eagle features the Statue of Liberty on the obverse, a cherished symbol of freedom both in the U.S. and abroad. In keeping with the U.S. Mint's "American Eagles" theme, new reverses are developed each year - always with an eagle incorporated into the design. Platinum Eagles combine two American standards – quality and beauty, fashioned in the most patriotic of designs. And this rare piece of American history can be yours today, a purchase to last a lifetime!
Why add the 2005-W $50 Platinum Eagle Coin to your collection?
Since its introduction, the Platinum Eagle has become one of the world's most widely-traded platinum bullion coins. The proof American Platinum Eagles are unique in that they are the only U.S. bullion coins that have a yearly alternating design on the reverse, and are produced in low mintage numbers. This makes them some of the rarest of all the modern U.S. coins.
Your 2005-W $50 Platinum Eagle Coin is designated Proof 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the highest possible grading. It indicates that this coin is perfect proof—ideal for serious collectors, particularly those who are interested in completing Registry Sets.
Adding to its value, your coin is designated as “Ultra Cameo”, a term that applies only to proof or SMS (Special Mint Set) coins. This designation is the measure of the contrast between the raised portions of the design and the flat areas of the coin. Ultra or Deep Cameo is the highest designation available for this type of coin.
As an added consideration, your American Platinum Eagle may be considered “commodity platinum” rather than a rare coin. As a result, unlike most rare coins, your 2005-W $50 Platinum American Eagle coin may be placed in an Individual Retirement Account in the United States.
|Year of Issue:||2005|
|Weight in Grams:||15.5 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1/2 oz|