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Platinum American Eagle
American Eagles Platinum Coins
        <p>The Platinum American Eagle is the official platinum bullion coin of the United States. The coins were first released by the United States Mint in 1997. It is offered in 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 troy oz varieties and consists of .9995 fine platinum. The Platinum American Eagle is authorized by the United States Congress and is backed by the United States Mint for weight and content.</p>
        <p>Proof and uncirculated versions of the coins are also made for coin collectors. The proof Platinum  American Eagles are unique in the fact that they are the only U.S. bullion coins that have a yearly alternating design on the reverse.</p>
        <p>Because it may be considered commodity platinum rather than a rare coin, the American Platinum Eagle may be placed in an Individual Retirement Account in the United States. Collectibles such as rare coins and dolls are forbidden from being held in such an account. Thus, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission believes that the Platinum Eagle will not appreciate beyond its metal value.</p>

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                <h2>Mintage Figures - Non-proof Coins</h2>
                <table summary="American Eagles Platinum Coin Mintage Figures Non-Proof Coins">
                    <caption>Mintage Figures Non-Proof Coins</caption>
                    <tr>
                        <th>Year</th>
                        <th>$10 – 1/10 oz.</th>
                        <th>$25 – 1/4 oz.</th>
                        <th>$50 – 1/2 oz.</th>
                        <th>$100 – 1 oz.</th>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>1997</td>
                        <td>70250</td>
                        <td>27100</td>
                        <td>20500</td>
                        <td>56000</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>1998</td>
                        <td>39525</td>
                        <td>38887</td>
                        <td>32419</td>
                        <td>133002</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>1999</td>
                        <td>55955</td>
                        <td>39734</td>
                        <td>32309</td>
                        <td>56707</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2000</td>
                        <td>34027</td>
                        <td>20054</td>
                        <td>18892</td>
                        <td>10003</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2001</td>
                        <td>52017</td>
                        <td>21815</td>
                        <td>12815</td>
                        <td>14070</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2002</td>
                        <td>23005</td>
                        <td>27405</td>
                        <td>24005</td>
                        <td>11502</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2003</td>
                        <td>22007</td>
                        <td>25207</td>
                        <td>17409</td>
                        <td>8007</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2004</td>
                        <td>15010</td>
                        <td>18010</td>
                        <td>13236</td>
                        <td>7009</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2005</td>
                        <td>14013</td>
                        <td>12013</td>
                        <td>9013</td>
                        <td>6310</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2006</td>
                        <td>11001</td>
                        <td>12001</td>
                        <td>9602</td>
                        <td>9330</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2007</td>
                        <td>13003</td>
                        <td>8402</td>
                        <td>7001</td>
                        <td>7202</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2008</td>
                        <td>13000</td>
                        <td>20800</td>
                        <td>12800</td>
                        <td>20800</td>
                    </tr>
                </table>
            </div>

            <div class="float-right half">
                <h2>Mintage Figures - Proof Coins</h2>
                <table summary="American Eagles Platinum Coin Mintage Figures Non-Proof Coins">
                    <caption>Mintage Figures Proof Coins</caption>
                    <tr>
                        <th>Year</th>
                        <th>$10 – 1/10 oz.</th>
                        <th>$25 – 1/4 oz.</th>
                        <th>$50 – 1/2 oz.</th>
                        <th>$100 – 1 oz.</th>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>1997</td>
                        <td>36993</td>
                        <td>18628</td>
                        <td>15431</td>
                        <td>20851</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>1998</td>
                        <td>19847</td>
                        <td>14873</td>
                        <td>13836</td>
                        <td>14912</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>1999</td>
                        <td>19133</td>
                        <td>13507</td>
                        <td>11103</td>
                        <td>12363</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2000</td>
                        <td>15651</td>
                        <td>11995</td>
                        <td>11049</td>
                        <td>12453</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2001</td>
                        <td>12174</td>
                        <td>8847</td>
                        <td>8254</td>
                        <td>8969</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2002</td>
                        <td>12365</td>
                        <td>9282</td>
                        <td>8772</td>
                        <td>9834</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2003</td>
                        <td>9534</td>
                        <td>7044</td>
                        <td>7131</td>
                        <td>8246</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2004</td>
                        <td>7161</td>
                        <td>5193</td>
                        <td>5063</td>
                        <td>6007</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2005</td>
                        <td>8104</td>
                        <td>6592</td>
                        <td>5942</td>
                        <td>6602</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2006</td>
                        <td>10205</td>
                        <td>7813</td>
                        <td>7649</td>
                        <td>9152</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2007</td>
                        <td>8176</td>
                        <td>6017</td>
                        <td>25519</td>
                        <td>8363</td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>2008</td>
                        <td>5138</td>
                        <td>4153</td>
                        <td>4020</td>
                        <td>4769</td>
                    </tr>
                </table>
            </div>
        </div>

        <h2>Coin Specifications</h2>
        <table summary="American Eagles Platinum Coin Specifications" class="tblSpec">
            <caption>Coin Specifications</caption>
            <tr>
                <td>Mintage</td>
                <td>United States Mint</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Weights Denominations</td>
                <td>1/10 troy oz coin: $10, 1/4 troy oz coin: $25, 1/2 troy oz coin: $50, 1 troy oz coin: $100</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Front/Obverse</td>
                <td>Each Platinum American Eagle coin features the image of Lady Liberty on the obverse, symbolizing the American spirit and character. The obverse side of the coin also bears the inscription "Liberty" and contains the date of issue and mottoes, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." </td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Rear/Reverse</td>
                <td>
                    From 1998 to 2002, proof versions of the Platinum American Eagle carried a different reverse design under a program titled "Vistas of Liberty". Each year, a bald eagle was depicted in a different region of the United States or a United States themed design. From 2006 to 2008, a three year series of designs known as "The Foundations of Democracy" was issued to represent the three branches of government.<br /><br />
                    In 2009, the United States Mint introduced a new six-year platinum coin program. This new series explores the core concepts of American democracy by highlighting the Preamble to the United States Constitution. The themes for the reverse designs for this program are inspired by narratives prepared by the Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts, at the request of the United States Mint.<br /><br />
                    All denominations of the proof Platinum American Eagle carry the yearly design. These coins are the only U.S. bullion coins that change reverse designs every year.
                </td>
            </tr>
        </table>
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