As America’s official platinum bullion coin, the 1 oz 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 and content are .9995 purity are guaranteed by the United States Government..
The regular production of the American Platinum Eagle 1 oz bullion coins offers a number of advantages: (1) Because the Platinum Eagle is minted and guaranteed as to weight and purity by the US Mint it is recognized as a world standard. This allows dealers to post daily buy and sell prices on these brilliant uncirculated coins which follow the world price of platinum. (2) The premium over spot is low on the American Eagle so investors get a better deal. (3) The American Eagle is a pure platinum coin so figuring value is easy.