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2016 W $100 1oz. Proof Platinum Eagle PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike First Day of Issue

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American Platinum Eagle coins debuted in 1997, and have been offered nearly every year since in extremely limited mintages for both the bullion and proof version. In 2016, in response to intense demand for precious metals, the Mint increased mintage of the 2016 Proof American Platinum Eagle from 4,000 in 2015 to 10,000 in total.

The proof American Platinum Eagle features a new reverse design each year, making them the only coins from the Mint to feature rotating designs on an annual basis. The latest series is the Torches of Liberty series, and is limited to just two different designs used in 2015 and 2016.

On the obverse face of the 2016 Proof American Platinum Eagle you’ll find the image of the Statue of Liberty staring straight forward into the future. This obverse design is the work of John Mercanti and continues to be featured on the obverse side of the coin each year.

The reverse side of the 2016-W 1 oz Proof American Platinum Eagle coin bears the second design from the Torches of Liberty series in which she holds the torch of enlightenment and the olive of branch of freedom in her hands. This design is the work of Paul C. Balan and sculptor-engraver Joseph Menna.

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Year of Issue 2016
Strike Type Proof
Certification PCGS
Grade PR70 DCAM
Mintmark W - West Point
Label First Strike Flag Label
Denomination $100
Composition .9995 platinum
Diameter 1.287" (32.7mm)
Edge Reeded
Weight 1.0005 troy oz (31.120 grams)
Thickness 0.0689" (1.75mm)
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