Mint Releases Images of 2020-W American Eagle Platinum Proof

The United States Mint has released images of the upcoming 2020-W American Eagle Platinum Proof bullion coin. The 2020 coin represents the third and final coin in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence series. The coin is 99.95% platinum and will released to the public on January 30, 2020.

The obverse design of the 2020 Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin – Pursuit of Happiness depicts Lady Liberty harvesting the fruits of her labor with a young girl at play nearby. The overflowing cornucopia she carries is a symbol of the physical, intellectual, and spiritual bounty only liberty makes possible—the good things that nourish the body, enliven the mind, and satisfy the soul. The home, orchard, and silo represent American hopes, values, and aspirations and bring to a close the narrative told throughout the backgrounds of the series—from furrowed earth, to prairies and mountains, and finally to an agrarian field. The stubble field alludes to the ingenuity and exertion required to claim liberty’s promise. The inscription “Happiness,” a facsimile of the handwritten word from the Declaration of Independence, includes the long “s,” a letterform which was typical of its time but is no longer in common use. (Note: the first “s” in happiness on the coin is the long “s.”)

United States Mint

The obverse designs for the three-year series were all created by Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Justin Kunz.

2020-W American Platinum Eagle Proof Obverse
2020-W American Platinum Eagle Proof Obverse (Image Courtesy of the United States Mint)

The United States Mint will release the bullion coin on January 30, 2020. Pricing has not yet released the pricing for this coin. The price of the coin will likely be released just before the actual release date as it is dependent on the spot price of platinum.

For those who are interested, the 2018 “Life” and “2019” Liberty coins are still available.

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