American Platinum Eagle Mintage

The American Platinum Eagle was introduced in 1997 as the only United States Mint investment grade coin struck in platinum. The offering joined the existing lines of gold and silver bullion coins. The platinum coins were offered in one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce sizes. The bullion versions of the coins were distributed through a network of authorized purchasers who could order the coins in bulk quantities based on the market price of the metal plus a specified mark up.

American Platinum Eagle

The design for the obverse of the coin was created by John Mercanti. It features a portrait of the Statue of Liberty with her face and crown in view, as well as a portion of her arm holding the torch. On the reverse is an image of a soaring bald eagle with a sun and its rays in the background. The inscriptions indicate the platinum content, fineness, and legal tender face value. The reverse was designed by Thomas D. Rogers.

American Gold Eagle Mintage

The American Gold Eagle was first struck by the United States Mint in 1986. The 22 karat gold bullion coins were available in four different sizes, each containing the specified weight in pure gold. This included one ounce, one-half ounce, one-quarter ounce, and one-tenth ounce sizes. Bullion coins have been distributed by the US Mint through a network of authorized purchasers. Gold Eagles are acquired for both precious metals investment and collecting purposes.

American Gold Eagle

The design for the obverse of the coin is reproduced from the Saint Gaudens Gold Double Eagle, designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens. A depiction of Liberty is shown, as she holds a lit torch and olive branch and strides boldly forward. The reverse of the coins was designed by Miley Busiek, specifically for the new bullion coin series. It features a male eagle bringing an olive branch to a nest containing young eagles and their mother.

Proof and Uncirculated Gold Buffalo Mintage

When the American Gold Buffalo was released in 2006, it represented the first time the United States Mint had struck coins in a composition of 24 karat gold. The coins were released in bullion versions and collector offerings. The collector coins have included proof coins and collectible uncirculated coins struck in four different bullion weights. Both extremes of high and low mintages have already been experienced for the recently introduced series.

Proof Gold Buffalo

The design for the Gold Buffalo coins is taken from James Earle Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel, issued for circulation from 1913 to 1938. The obverse features an iconic image of a Native American chief based on a composite of real life models. The reverse features the classic image of an American Bison or buffalo. With the nickel series representing a long time collector favorite, the new gold coin series was highly anticipated.

Proof Silver Eagles Mintage

The Proof Silver Eagle has been issued each year from 1986 to 2008 as a collectible version of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin. The coins were not issued for 2009 and the ongoing status of the proof series remains contingent on the ability of the United States Mint to meet demand for bullion coins. Each coin is created through a specialized minting process whereby the coins are struck multiple times by specialized dies. The finished coins have a cameo finish with frosted raised elements and mirrored backgrounds.

Proof Silver Eagle

The design for the obverse and reverse of the coins is the same as found on the silver bullion coins. The obverse is Adolph A. Weinman’s rendition of “Walking Liberty” and the reverse is a heraldic eagle designed by John Mercanti.

American Silver Eagles Mintage

The American Silver Eagle bullion coin was first issued in 1986 as part of the American Eagle Bullion program. Each coin contains one ounce of .999 fine silver. The weight, content, and purity of the coin is guaranteed by the United States government. As the first official silver bullion coin of the United States, the coin has sold in large numbers, especially amidst the renewed interest in precious metals investment experienced in recent years.

American Silver Eagle
American Silver Eagle

The design for the obverse of the coin is taken from Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar, considered to be one of the most beautiful designs in history. The reverse features a heraldic eagle with shield designed by John Mercanti.