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U.S. Mint Reveals Designs for 2017 American Platinum Eagle Proof Coin

2017 American Platinum Eagle

By CoinWeek News Staff ….
In an email dated March 14, Michael White of the United States Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications released the following images of proposed designs for the obverse and reverse of the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof coin.

The designs are actually the obverse and reverse from the original 1997 issue of the Platinum Eagle. Former Chief Engraver of the Mint John Mercanti designed the Statue of Liberty obverse, while former Mint sculptor-engraver Thomas D. Rogers designed the soaring eagle on the reverse.

2017 American Platinum Eagle design candidate, obverse 2017 American Platinum Eagle design candidate, reverse

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss these and other designs–including candidates for the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold coin and the 2017 Boys Town Centennial commemorative coin program–at their public meeting on March 15. The meeting runs from 9:30 A.M. Eastern Time (ET) to 3:30 P.M. There is a “listen-only” conference number for interested members of the public; dial (866) 564-9287 and follow the prompts to enter access code 62956028.

The open line is “listen-only”, so please be courteous and mute your phone if you do choose to call.

CoinWeek will keep you updated on these designs and the rest of the CCAC’s agenda as the day progresses – be sure to check us out on Twitter and Facebook.

Hubert Walker
Hubert Walker
Hubert Walker has served as the Assistant Editor of since 2015. Along with co-author Charles Morgan, he has written for CoinWeek since 2012, as well as the monthly column "Market Whimsy" for The Numismatist and the book 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (2020) for Whitman Publishing.

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