WASHINGTON – The United States Mint announced today that sales of 2007 American Eagle Platinum Proof and Uncirculated Coins will begin at 12:00 noon (ET) on July 17, 2007.

The 2007 coins feature the second design in the three-year series titled, “The Foundations of American Democracy,” celebrating the Executive Branch.  Designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Master Designer Thomas Cleveland and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, the reverse design depicts a bald eagle with its wings spread wide to represent freedom with a shield at the ready to enforce the laws that guarantee those freedoms.

The obverse, designed and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, features Lady Liberty, symbolizing vigilance and faithfulness to duty.  The coins are struck at the United States Mint at West Point and bear the “W” mint mark.  Each coin is encapsulated in plastic and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Pricing and mintages of the 2007 American Eagle Platinum Proof and Platinum Coins are listed below:

Coin

Price

Maximum Mintage

Product Limit

Proof one ounce

$1,599.95

16,000

6,000

Proof Half-Ounce

$809.95

15,000

5,000

Proof Quarter-Ounce

$439.95

15,000

5,000

Proof Tenth-Ounce

$229.95

20,000

10,000

Proof Four-Coin Set

$2,949.95

N/A

10,000

Uncirculated One Ounce

$1,489.95

N/A

N/A

Uncirculated Half-Ounce

$759.95

N/A

N/A

Uncirculated Quarter-Ounce

$399.95

N/A

N/A

Uncirculated Tenth-Ounce

$189.95

N/A

N/A

Uncirculated Four-Coin Set

2,769.95

N/A

N/A

Note:  Maximum mintages reflect the total number of individual product options and the coins included in the four-coin sets.

Orders for the platinum proof coins should be submitted early, as mintages are limited.  There is no mintage limit for the platinum uncirculated coins.  Household limits have not been set for these options.  Additionally, the United States Mint reserves the right to limit quantities and may discontinue accepting orders at any time.

To order 2007 American Eagle Platinum Proof and Uncirculated Coins, visit the United States Mint’s secure website at www.usmint.gov.  Orders placed before noon may not be honored.  Telephone orders may be placed by calling the toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  A shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.

Click here to view a digital image of the 2007 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin.

Click here to view a digital image of the 2007 American Eagle Platinum Uncirculated Coin.
Contact: Press inquiries:  Michael White (202) 354-7222 Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)