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. Although they have a face value of $100 and considered Legal Tender in the United States and across the globe, their platinum value and U.S. Government issuance, make them the most popular and sought after platinum coin in the world.