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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
|Diameter||1.287 inches (32.70 mm)|
|Weight||1.0005 troy oz. (31.120 grams)|
|Thickness||0.094 inch (2.39 mm)|
|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.