For the first time since 2009, the U.S. Mint is producing American Platinum Eagles, but only the 1-oz coins. Other platinum bullion products are the 1-oz Platinum Maple Leafs from the Royal Canadian Mint and Johnson Matthey 1-oz platinum bars.
More Info on American Platinum Eagles
First minted in 1997, Platinum Eagles were an immediate success. However, platinum was trading only a few dollars above the price of gold, and many gold bullion buyers bought Platinum Eagles instead of gold bullion coins. Nowadays, it is a different story, with platinum trading near the price of gold.
Platinum Eagle sizes, specs
Ordinarily, Platinum Eagles come in four sizes: 1-ounce, 1/2-ounce, 1/4-ounce, and 1/10-ounce. However, for the year 2014, so far the Mint has produced only 1-oz coins.
The face values are symbolic but make Platinum Eagles legal tender coins. Just like their sister Gold Eagle coins, Platinum Eagles sell at prices that reflect the value of their metallic content, not their legal tender values.
Platinum Eagle Premiums
American Platinum Eagles are bullion coins, and their premiums compare with premiums on American Gold Eagles.
Buying Platinum Eagles
If you you would like to discuss American Platinum Eagles, call us at 800-528-1380. We take call 7:00 am to 5:00 pm MST, Mondays through Fridays.