As America’s official platinum bullion coin, 1oz American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins give investors an easy way to take advantage of platinum as a precious metal investment. Authorized by Congress in 1996 and first issued in 1997, they are the first and only official investment-grade platinum bullion coins from the United States Government. American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins are part of a complete precious metals portfolio available from the United States Mint. The American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin is the only one whose weight, content and .9995 purity are guaranteed by the United States Government.
On the obverse of the 2005 – 1 oz American Platinum Eagle coins is the image of the head and face of the Statue of Liberty. Designed by famed US Mint artist-engraver John Mercanti, the design captures the exact appearance of the Statue of Liberty with her face looking out to the east awaiting the chance to welcome newcomers to the United States from the harbor in New York City.
The reverse of the American Platinum Eagle coins continues with the same design of an American bald eagle in flight over the nation. This design was created by Thomas D. Rogers, a former sculptor-engraver with the United States Mint. This design is the only one in the history of the American Platinum Eagle series to have featured on both the bullion and proof versions reverse design field.