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Mint Releases 2020-W American Eagle Platinum Proof

The United States Mint has opened sales for the 2020-W American Eagle Platinum Proof bullion coin. The coin is priced at $1,545 and can be found here on the Mint’s site.

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.

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

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 2020-W American Eagle Platinum Proof has a mintage and production limit of just 13,000 with a household purchase limit of one coin. That is not unexpected and falls in line with the 2018 and 2019 coins in the series.

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

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