The United States Mint has sold the full 10,000 maximum mintage for the 2010 Proof American Platinum Eagles. The one ounce platinum coins went on sale just one week ago today.
Representing the concept “To Establish Justice”, the coins were issued for the second year of a six year design series presenting the core concepts of American democracy. The reverse design features the blindfolded “Justice, the Guardian of Liberty” holding scales and a branch of laurel. The reverse was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. The obverse of the coin carries an image of the Statue of Liberty designed by John Mercanti, which has been used for all American Platinum Eagles.
The 2010 Proof Platinum Eagle went on sale August 12, 2010, priced at $1,892 per coin. By Sunday, August 15, the coins had reached sales of 8,268 out of the maximum 10,000 mintage. The remaining coins were sold in quick order, following a price decrease of $100 per coin, which took place yesterday.
Customers may still place orders for the coins, although these orders will be for securing a place on the US Mint’s waiting list. Orders will be fulfilled from the list in the event that coins become available due to cancellations.
The next release in the six year design series for the Platinum Eagle will feature the theme “To Insure Domestic Tranquility”.