The Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle 1-ounce platinum Proof coins (17EJ) tomorrow, July 6, at noon Eastern Time.
The Mint made numismatic history on June 6, 1997, under the tenure of Mint Director Philip Diehl, when it introduced its first legal-tender American Eagle platinum Proof coin.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of production of this coin, the Mint has revived the original designs. The obverse features the “Portrait of Liberty” design. Liberty looks to the future in this modern interpretation of an American icon, the Statue of Liberty. Inscriptions include LIBERTY, 2017, IN GOD WE TRUST, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The reverse depicts an Eagle soaring above America. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, .9995 PLATINUM 1 oz.,” and “$100.” The mintmark, W, is just above the eagle’s left wing.
Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed lacquered presentation case with a 20th Anniversary certificate of authenticity.
Composition: 99.95% Platinum
Diameter: 1.287 inches (32.70 mm)
Weight: 1.0005 troy oz. (31.120 grams)
Mint and mintmark: West Point (W)