Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is offering special labels for the 2018 Proof Platinum Eagle, the first of three coins from the United State Mint’s Preamble to the Declaration of Independence design series.
This year’s edition commemorates "Life." It will be followed in years 2019 and 2020 with designs celebrating "Liberty" and Americans’ pursuit of "Happiness." PCGS has created a special label for each coin. (See designs for the three coins.)
Look to Thursday, Jan. 25, for the "Life" proof Platinum Eagle. The U.S. Mint will begin sales at noon ET.
Its obverse shows an image of Liberty like the Braided Hair Liberty of some vintage U.S. coins. She carries a child on her hip sowing seeds. In the background are mountains and fields with a river running through the fields and a large tree, all symbolizing life. The word "Life" is written in script in the field off Liberty’s shoulder.
Reverses of the 2018, 2019, and 2020 platinum coins share a three-quarter image of an eagle with wings outstretched and an olive branch in its talons.
"When Mark [Stephenson, PCGS Vice President] asked me to create a label series for these coins, I took a look at the Mint’s designs and was struck by their elegant, agrarian and mystic designs," explains Jack Fitch, Product Development Manager at PCGS. "I was inspired to bring that artwork in to the labels, and bring them to life with color, stretching and modifying them to fit our label layout."
Label reverses are a stylized version of the PCGS label, showing the coin’s year, denomination, mint mark, and PCGS certification information.
Information about submission guidelines and fees for the special labels are online at www.pcgs.com/labels. Submission information and guidelines for First Strike designation labels is at www.pcgs.com/firststrike.
"The Preamble to the Declaration of Independence coins are really profound statements of all that is American," said Mark Stephenson, Vice President of PCGS. "These special labels bring together the three-year set in a beautiful way. It’s a cool project that we’re really proud to be a part of."
Since its founding in 1986, PCGS experts have certified over 38 million coins with a total market value of over $32 billion. For information about PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.
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