The 1 oz. Platinum Eagle was first released in 1997. While this is an annually issued U.S. Mint bullion coin, there were several years that the collector favored proof issues were made available while the bullion issues were not minted.
The standard 1 oz. Platinum Eagle is an excellent choice for bullion buyers as the content and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government. In addition to bullion and proof issue Platinum Eagles, the 1 oz. size has had a number of burnished issues as well. Any bullion coin from the U.S. Mint with a burnished finish is popular with collectors and tend to sell very quickly.
The bullion issue of this coin shows the same design on the front and back each year it is produced. The design of the bullion issue today is the same as it was when it was introduced in 1997. However, the collectable proof and burnished Platinum Eagles have a different design on the reverse each year. The obverse design was created by John Mercanti, but the reverse designs of the collectable issues have been created by a number of designers. Each of the reverse designs on the collectable 1 oz. Platinum Eagles are very impressive in their own right. The low mintage figures of this series and the changing design have made this an ideal coin for collectors.
When you are ready to order your own 1 oz. Platinum Eagle, there are many options available. Remember that this coin has been issued with 3 different finishes. To add even more options, these coins may be available either graded or in their original packaging. Whatever you're looking for, there is an option that's right for you.
As the only platinum bullion coin issued by the U.S. Mint, Platinum Eagles are in demand among both collectors and bullion stackers and the American Platinum Eagle series has plenty to offer everyone.