At this time, Jan. 30, the US Mint began accepting orders for its 2020-W Proof American Platinum Eagle — Pursuit of Happiness coin, the ultimate of three points from the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence design collection.
Struck in 1-ounce .9995 platinum, cash within the themed program characteristic distinctive obverse (head facet) designs which might be paired with a standard reverse (tails facet) design. Obverses have a good time the three tenets within the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence — Life, Liberty and Happiness.
This yr’s obverse design is emblematic of the “Pursuit of Happiness.” As described by the U.S. Mint, it depicts:
“Woman Liberty harvesting the fruits of her labor with a younger lady at play close by. The overflowing cornucopia she carries is an emblem of the bodily, mental, and non secular bounty solely liberty makes attainable – the nice issues that nourish the physique, enliven the thoughts, and fulfill the soul. The house, orchard, and silo symbolize American hopes, values, and aspirations and bring to a halt the narrative advised all through the backgrounds of the collection – from furrowed earth, to prairies and mountains, and at last to an agrarian discipline. The stubble discipline alludes to the ingenuity and exertion required to say liberty’s promise.”
The inscription “Happiness,” a facsimile of the handwritten phrase from the Declaration of Independence, contains the lengthy “s,” a letterform which was typical of its time however is not in widespread use. Different inscriptions embrace “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “2020,” “LIBERTY” and the artists’ initials of “JK and “MG.”
Justin Kunz created all three 2018-2020 obverse designs. Michael Gaudioso executed the sculpting for the 2020 obverse.
The cash’ shared reverse depicts an eagle in flight with an olive department in its talons. Patricia Lucas-Morris created the design and Don Everhart sculpted it.
Reverse inscriptions embrace “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1 OZ.,” “.9995 PLATINUM,” “$100,” and the artists’ initials of “PLM” and “DE.”
U.S. Mint-provided specs for this system cash comply with.
Specs of Proof American Platinum Eagle Cash
|Weight:||1.0005 troy oz.
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Level – W|
These cash are produced on the U.S. Mint’s facility in West Level. As such, the West Level’s mintmark of “W” can be discovered on the reverse.
Value, Ordering and Limits
The most recent 2020 in addition to the 2018- and 2019-dated proof American Platinum Eagles are $1,545 apiece.
Pricing is topic to alter weekly based mostly on the U.S. Mint’s precious metal coin pricing policy. As a perspective, final yr’s coin initially offered for $1,220 when platinum was at $821 an oz. whereas the coin from 2018 launched at $1,420 when platinum was at $1,020 an oz.. Platinum is at the moment hovering round $976 an oz..
Order the collectibles from the Mint’s catalog of platinum coins or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
This yr’s difficulty has a mintage restrict of 13,000 — in comparison with 15,000 for final yr’s launch and 20,000 for the coin from 2018. It additionally has an order restrict of 1 coin per family for the primary 24 hours of gross sales.