More than a decade after initial production of the Gold and Silver American Eagles, the United States government first issued the American Platinum Eagle in 1997. These coins quickly became the most popular platinum bullion coins in the world.
Platinum is one of the world’s scarcest precious metals. Besides use in various coinage like the American Platinum Eagle, the metal also has many industrial and high-tech uses. In fact, one in every five consumer products either contains platinum or is produced using platinum.
For those wishing to diversify an investment portfolio with the power of platinum, buying platinum American Eagles may be the ideal way. They are legal tender U.S. coins whose weight, purity and face value are all guaranteed by the U.S. government.
Each platinum American Eagle coin features the powerful and striking image of Lady Liberty on the obverse, symbolizing the American spirit and character. The obverse side of the coin also bears the inscription “Liberty” and contains the date of issue, and mottoes, “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Platinum American Eagle coins are available in four different sizes and denominations, for personal delivery only. The one-ounce platinum American Eagle has a diameter of 32.7mm, a thickness of 2.39mm, and contains one troy ounce of pure .9995 fine platinum. The coin has a face value of $100, the highest face value of any American coin ever produced.
The half-ounce platinum American Eagle coin has a diameter of 27mm, a thickness of 1.75mm, contains a half-ounce of pure platinum, and has a face value of $50. The quarter-ounce platinum coin has a diameter of 22mm, a thickness of 1.32mm, contains a quarter-ounce of pure platinum, and has a face value of $25. The tenth-ounce platinum coin has a diameter of 16.5mm, a thickness of .95mm, contains a tenth-ounce of pure platinum and has a face value of $10.
Each coin is 99.95% pure, and is guaranteed to contain the exact quantity of platinum stamped on the coin, and to meet the rigid quality standards of the U.S. Mint, providing investors with the means to diversify, balance and stabilize a well-rounded investment portfolio.
Note, as depicted in the image above, other platinum variety bulliion coins may be available for inclusion into your IRA.
A well-rounded IRA portfolio should include 5% in platinum.
Jeffrey Bennett, President
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