Today at noon EDT, the United States Mint will release their most premium numismatic coin of the year, the 2022-W $25 Reverse Proof American Palladium Eagle.
Opening at $3,050.00 and limited to 7,500 with 10 per household, each is produced at the West Point Mint and features the unique reverse proof finish showcasing mirror-like designs and frosted backgrounds. The coins polished planchets are typically struck multiple times resulting in an enhanced level of detail.
American Palladium Eagle Series
Authorized under Public Law 111-303, the American Eagle Palladium Program debuted in 2017 and has included several different finishes. Those releases and their latest sales follow:
- 2017 bullion Palladium Eagle – 15,000
- 2018 proof Palladium Eagle – 14,986
- 2019 reverse proof Palladium Eagle – 18,772
- 2020 uncirculated Palladium Eagle – 9,740
- 2021 bullion Palladium Eagle – 8,700
- 2021 proof Palladium Eagle – 5,169
Palladium Eagle Designs and Specifications
The work of Adolph Weinman is depicted on both sides of the coin as dictated by Public Law 111-303. This law states that the obverse (heads side) must carry a high-relief likeness of ‘Winged Liberty’ from the ‘Mercury dime’ obverse and a reverse (tails side) showing a high-relief version of the 1907 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal reverse.
Accordingly, the obverse offers a left-facing portrait of Winged Liberty that is ringed by the inscriptions of "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "2022" and Weinman’s very distinct initials. In addition, there is a mint mark of ‘W’ notating the coin’s production at the West Point Mint.
An eagle and a branch appear on the coin’s reverse. Inscriptions around the depiction include "UNITED STATES of AMERICA," "$25," "1 OZ. Pd (the chemical symbol for Palladium) .9995 FINE" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
American Palladium Eagle Specifications
|Palladium Fine Weight:||1.000 troy oz.|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point – W|
Anyone interested in buying the 2022-W $25 Reverse Proof American Palladium Eagle may place an order from the U.S. Mint’s online page for palladium products.
Pricing for the coin can fluctuate weekly as the Mint ties it to their precious metal pricing matrix.