2016-W Proof Platinum Eagle Certified Proof 70 UC Early Releases by NGC
In 1997, the US Mint unveiled the American Platinum Eagle series. The proofs from this series are some of the most collectible coins being struck by the US Mint today. This 2016 1 oz. proof was struck at the West Point branch. Like other Platinum Eagles, it's made of .9995 fine platinum. Mintage of the 2015 proof was very low due to supply issues at the Mint, a mintage limit of 10,000 has been set for the 2016 proof.
Designs From Mercanti and Balan
The obverse displays John Mercanti's depiction of the Statue of Liberty. The date, "2016" can also be seen here.
The reverse features the second of the 2-year Liberty and Freedom themed designs. The design was created by Paul C. Balan and it was sculpted by Joseph Menna. This side depicts Liberty next to Freedom while she holds an olive branch with 13 olives.
NGC Certified PF70 UC Early Releases
Since this coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) within 30 days of its release date, it was given the Early Releases designation. When it was examined it was found to be flawless, so it was awarded the grade of Proof 70. It also received the Ultra Cameo designation for its superb visual contrast.
Don't miss your chance, order this NGC PF70 UC Early Releases 2016-W proof 1 oz. Platinum Eagle today!
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
The U.S. Mint has announced that the 2016-W Proof American Platinum Eagle will be released on June 30. While American Platinum Eagles have never had a set date for their release every year, with 2015's late issue, a release so early in the year is not only surprising but also very exciting! Are you ready for the latest edition to the series?