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2007 American Platinum Eagle Reverse Proof Coin

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The 10th anniversary of the American Platinum Eagle coin was celebrated with a special minting process.  The U.S. Mint created an enhanced “Reverse Proof” which is stunning.  I especially like how the eagle and shield design stands out with this unique reverse proof technique.  This anniversary set included two one-half ounce platinum coins, one being a regular proof coin and the other a reverse proof coin.  It was minted at the U.S. Mint Facility at West Point, NY.

Obverse
Designer: John Mercanti
Engraver: John Mercanti
Description: “Portrait of Liberty”, Lady Liberty looking toward future.

Reverse
Designer: Thomas Cleveland
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Description: representing the Executive Branch and 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.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 18, 2008 at 8:08 am

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