American Platinum Eagle Coin

The American Platinum Eagle coin is a wonderful investment piece that features platinum, a highly desired, practical and valuable metal. American Platinum Eagles are the only platinum coins officially backed by the United States government, and they are popular investment pieces for this reason.
Continue reading to learn more about the American Platinum Eagle and whether or not it is the right coin for you.


Front / Obverse

The front side of the American Platinum Eagle shows a close-up image of the Statue of Liberty. Also featured is the year the coin was minted and the words “In God We Trust.”
Designer: John Mercanti

Rear / Reverse

The back side of the American Platinum Eagle coin is different each year the coin is produced. The 2017 coin features an eagle gliding over a shining sunrise.
Designer: Original design by Thomas D. Rogers



The American Platinum Eagle coin was first produced in the U.S. in 1997 after being authorized by Congress. Congress also confirmed that the Platinum Eagle is to be considered legal tender within the country, and it is the only platinum coin to be guaranteed by the United States Mint.