2016 W $100 Platinum American Eagle PR70
The 2016 West Point American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin contains 99.95% platinum. It was designed by the United States Mint Artistic Infusion program designer, Paul C. Balan and sculpted by United States Mint sculptor-engraver, Joseph Menna. It contains one troy oz of platinum (31.1035 grams) and weighs 1.0005 troy oz (31.120 grams).
This coin comes encapsulated in a sonically sealed, tamper-resistant acrylic holder within a handsome wooden display box.Specifications
Display Box Dimensions: 8-3/4" x 6" x 2"
Distributed by the Franklin Mint in the United States.
This coin is certified by an independent coin grading company as perfect PR70, meaning that it is one of the rarest and most sought-after of all 2016 coins. All coins are graded on a 70-point scale, with 70 being absolute perfection. It is literally impossible to find a coin in better condition.
The United States Mint began the American Eagle coin program in 1986. American Eagles are struck each year in silver, gold, and, since 1997, platinum bullion. The Silver Eagle is only available in a $1 denomination. As genuine legal tender, it is the only silver bullion coin whose weight and purity are guaranteed by the United States Government. Each silver coin contains a minimum of one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The Gold Eagle comes in $5, $10, $25, and $50 denominations with the values representing 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 ounce of gold, respectively. The Platinum Eagle is struck in denominations of $10, $25, $50, and $100 with values representing 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 ounce of platinum, respectively. American Eagles are available in both Proof and Uncirculated strikes.
The Silver Eagle obverse features Adolph Weinman's classic "Liberty Walking" design which shows Lady Liberty mid-step, draped in the American flag with her right arm extended toward the sun and olive branches cradled in her left arm. The Gold Eagle obverse offers a design inspired by the 1907 $20 gold piece created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens with Lady Liberty standing at the center in front of the sun, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand. The Platinum Eagle obverse shows the head and crown of the Statue of Liberty. The reverse design for regular strikes of the Platinum Eagle is a bald eagle flying in front of the sun. The reverse design for Proof strikes varies by year, but each includes a representation of an eagle somewhere in the image.