2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle ‘Liberty’ Coin Launches

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 31, 2019 · 13 comments

The United States Mint began accepting orders today for its 2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle – Liberty, the second of three coins from the themed Preamble to the Declaration of Independence series.

2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle, Coin, Case and Certificate

Shown: 2019 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence ‘Liberty’ Platinum Proof Coin – Obverse, Presentation Case and Reverse. A black velvet satin-lined presentation case with outer box and sleeve accompanies each coin, along with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Strikes from the three-year series showcase unique obverse (heads) designs coupled with a common reverse (tails). Obverses celebrate the three tenets in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence – Life, Liberty and Happiness.

Photo of 2018-W Proof American Platinum Eagle - Obverse and Reverse

A CoinNews photos of last year’s 2018-W Proof American Platinum Eagle which personifies "Life"

Last year’s proof Platinum Eagle features a design based on the concept of "Life." It depicts  Lady Liberty teaching a small child to sow seeds in a field. Still available, figures through Jan. 27 have its sales at 12,411.

2019-W Proof Platinum Eagle Liberty Design and Specifications

For 2019, "Liberty" is depicted. It shows Lady Liberty watching over prairies, lakes, and mountains as pioneers head westward.

"The wild terrain featured in the background evokes the quintessential American spirit to explore new territory and the freedom to pursue new landscapes, ideas, and ways of life," explains the U.S. Mint.

"In the foreground, Lady Liberty’s lips are parted, symbolizing freedom of speech. Her torch is an emblem of the guiding light that liberty provides, while the open book represents the rule of law and its equal application."

Obverse inscriptions read: "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "2019," "LIBERTY" and the artists’ initials of "JK and "JFM."

2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle - Obverse

2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle – Obverse Wth ‘Liberty’ Design

Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer Justin Kunz created all obverse designs in this series. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna sculpted the 2019 design.

The coin’s reverse offers the same design as on last year’s proof Platinum Eagle, an eagle in flight with an olive branch in its talons. It was created by AIP Designer Patricia Lucas-Morris and sculpted by former Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.

Photo of 2018-W Proof American Platinum Eagle - Reverse, Eagle

This photo shows a 2018-W Proof Platinum Eagle (reverse) in its protective capsule with the reverse eagle-in-flight design. This same reverse design is on this year’s coin and will be on next year’s coin.

Reverse inscriptions read: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1 OZ.," ".9995 PLATINUM," "$100," "W" and the artists’ initials of "PLM" and "DE." The ‘W’ indicates the coin is produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in West Point.

Coin Specifications

Denomination $100
Finish Proof
Composition 99.95% Platinum
Diameter 1.287 inches (32.70 mm)
Weight 1.0005 troy oz. (31.120 grams)
Thickness 0.094 inch (2.39 mm)
Edge Reeded
Maximum Mintage 15,000
Mint and Mint Mark West Point – W
Obverse Design Justin Kunz
Reverse Design Patricia Lucas-Morris

 

As shown, a maximum mintage of 15,000 units is in place. This marks a decrease of 5,000 from last year’s level.

Price and Ordering

The new proof Platinum Eagle opens at $1,220, although that price is subject to change weekly based on the U.S. Mint’s precious metal coin pricing policy. Last year’s coin initially sold for $1,420 and has since been reduced to $1,220.

The 2019-W Proof American Platinum Eagle is available from the Mint’s catalog of platinum coins. Orders are also accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a black velvet satin-lined presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Mark Glass

Way overpriced, considering the price of platinum right now. Still, bought one. Didn’t say I was the smartest…

sam
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sam

i mean there’s no way to buy it from the mint without paying a ~$400 premium over spot (premium gets a little less as the price goes up)… even though percentage-wise its a rip off, but in the long term if platinum regains its footing, this may be one of the better times to acquire a proof eagle from the mint. what would really suck is if you were someone who paid $300 over spot to get a platinum eagle when platinum was near $2000/oz, then you have really gotten screwed

Chas Barber
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Great deal!!ONLY $400 over spot……..

ed ward
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ed ward

Another UGLY coin in a series of recent UGLY platinum and gold offerings. I wouldn’t buy them, even if they were reasonably priced, for investment, and certainly not for their appearance.

morgan
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morgan

apparently the mint never got around to putting reins on the oxen so someone in the covered wagon could guide them across indian territory, the liberty ( and life) of whose inhabitants was about to be denied. perhaps its one of those newfangled driverless wagons.

Mark Glass
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Mark Glass

LOL. I thought it was the mythical North America Rhino. I thought they were hunted to extinction before anyone could take photos of them.

Chas Barber
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Mark, yup it looks like a Rhino train, perhaps heading to the WH to argue stuff……oh the woman is quite stunner

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

I recall someone commenting that these would “Sell Out” in a few minutes.

It’s Friday morning and they are still available. Looks like the flippers were cautious on this one. The collectors all got one.

Christopher DeSantis
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Christopher DeSantis

I believe that was the Palladium Reverse Proof coming out this fall.

Seth Riesling
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Seth Riesling

Very low first day sales on this coin! Under 4,000 sold. & last year’s version is still available from the Mint also.

NumisdudeTX

Chas Barber
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Eagle side good… Lady side bad, ugly, schtupid…Mongo no like, no buy

Piedmont
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Piedmont

LOL !!! Mongo, omg I couldn’t stop laughing. It’s so funny because its true. You know the design is horrid, if even Mongo no like. It’s definitely more than just the price putting people off from buying this coin.

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

The price of this coin at the US Mint website dropped to $1,170.00.