The Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) recently reviewed the reverse design candidates for the 2013 American Platinum Eagle. The reverse design will represent the theme “To Promote the General Welfare” within the ongoing series highlighting the core concepts of American Democracy as found in the Preamble to the Constitution.
The six year design series runs from 2009 until 2014 on numismatic versions of the Platinum Eagle. The bullion versions of the coin have actually not been issued since 2008, making the numismatic coins the only available option.
Design themes for previous years have included “To Form a More Perfect Union” (2009), “To Establish Justice” (2010), “To Insure Domestic Tranquility” (2011), and “For the Common Defence” (2012). The themes for the final two years of the series will be “To Promote the General Welfare” (2013) and “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity” (2014).
The United States Mint provided nine different design candidates for the 2013 American Platinum Eagle. During their meeting held on November 15, 2012, the CFA recommended alternative AEP-R-02 as the most appropriate design. They did recommend the removal of the horizon line and ring of stars from the right side of the design, citing their continuing preference for simplicity. All of the reverse design candidates are shown below.
2013 American Platinum Eagle Reverse Design Candidates