A new series finish and mintage low lends support to the U.S. Mint’s latest product, the 2020-W $25 Uncirculated American Palladium Eagle, while a $3,000 price weighs against it.
The uncirculated coin is composed of 1 ounce of .9995 fine palladium. Each bears designs originally created by world-renowned designer and medallic artist Adolph A. Weinman.
American Palladium Eagle Release History
This collectible continues the U.S. Mint’s program of American Palladium Eagles which saw its inaugural release in 2017. Public Law 111-303 authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and issue palladium coins. The series debuted three years ago and has seen one coin released annually with varying finishes. They coins include:
2017 bullion Palladium Eagle – the bullion version intended for investors had a maximum mintage of 15,000 which the Mint sold in one day through its network of authorized purchasers.
2018-W Proof Palladium Eagle – the proof edition intended for collectors also saw a maximum mintage of 15,000. It sold out in less than five minutes at a price point of $1,387.50.
2019-W Reverse Proof Palladium Eagle – the reverse proof coin, also for collectors, has a maximum mintage of 30,000. Priced at $1,987.50, it reached sales of 16,690 through its first four days. Still available, it has sales of 17,804 through Sept. 20.
Coin Designs and Specifications
Palladium Eagle obverses (heads side) bear Weinman’s "Winged Liberty" design taken from the "Mercury Dime" obverse. Surrounding inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" "2020," Weinman’s distinct initials, and a "W" mintmark representing its production at the U.S. Mint’s facility in West Point.
Weinman’s 1907 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal reverse design featuring an eagle and a branch are depicted on the coin’s reverse (tails side). Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES of AMERICA," "$25," "1 OZ. Pd .9995 FINE" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Pd is the chemical symbol for palladium.
|Weight:||1.0005 troy oz.
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point – W|
Ordering and Price
The 2020-W $25 Uncirculated American Palladium Eagle is available today beginning at Noon ET from the U.S. Mint’s online page for palladium products, found here. An initial household order limit of one coin is in place.
Pricing for collectible Palladium Eagles can change weekly depending on the market price of palladium and the Mint’s pricing matrix.