Platinum only recently made its introduction into the collections of coin and bullion investors around the world. However, the notable advantages of buying platinum coins aren’t difficult to see. Platinum is expensive, but its value continues to appreciate, providing collectors with a high degree of investment safety in the long-term. Perhaps even more importantly to some consumers, platinum’s brilliant shine puts intricate and incredible designs on full display. It’s tough to match the impressive appearance of a sleek design on a high purity platinum coin.
The 2021 1 Oz American Platinum Eagle Coin illustrates this point perfectly. The shining depiction of the Statue of Liberty on the obverse is highly detailed, bringing life to her portrait and providing collectors with a beautiful display piece with hefty implications for American culture and history. Struck with .9995 platinum, the American Platinum Eagle Coin comes shipped carefully and in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. This coin was minted yearly from 1997 to 2008, where production was suspended until 2014. Since then, it has been a highly anticipated yearly release for collectors around the globe.
- 19th release!
- .9995 pure platinum, 1 Troy Ounce.
- Obverse Depiction: The Statue of Liberty.
- Reverse Depiction: A Bald Eagle flies away from a rising sun.
- Face value: $100.
The bald eagle design on the reverse side of the 2021 1 Oz American Platinum Eagle Coin was originally created by Thomas D. Rogers. His famous image depicts the American official bird, the Bald Eagle, flying over the country as the sun rises behind him. This side of the coin also includes an inscription of the “United States of America,” as well as the weight (1 Oz), purity (.9995), and material (platinum). This classic design really shines when struck into the pure platinum. Every feather on the flying Bald Eagle is on full display, and the simplicity of the sun in the background draws onlooker focus to the beautiful flying bird.
On the obverse, an even more classically American design stares forward at collectors. Lady Liberty wears her crown and gown, and her right arm is implied to be holding her torch of liberty. She looks directly forward, a piercing gaze highlighting her power and importance to the American identity. Interestingly enough, the “Liberty” inscription above her head is placed in the background of Lady Liberty’s crown. The letters are readable, but partially obscured by the edges of the crown. This only adds to the aesthetic appeal of this side of the coin, providing a clear sense of foreground as the designers prioritize Lady Liberty above the inscription. The mint, year, and classic American phrase “In God We Trust” are also inscribed.
A platinum coin provides several advantages to investors. For the savvy collector, buying a platinum version of a classic design means experiencing the design in an incredibly detailed and sleek medium. The 2021 1 Oz American Platinum Eagle Coin from Hero Bullion is an excellent illustration of this trend. Lady Liberty’s likeness is highlighted extraordinary well when struck into the .9995 pure platinum of the coin.