The United States Mint has released the official images of the 2023 American Eagle Platinum Proof. The coin is the third in the five-part series of coins honoring the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. In 2023, the coin honors The Freedom of The Press. The one-ounce, 99.95% platinum proof will be available directly from the Mint starting Thursday, February 23, 2023.
The five-year (2021-2025) First Amendment to the United States Constitution Platinum Proof Coin Series features a new obverse design each year of issuance. These 99.95 percent platinum proof coins reflect the five freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment—“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
This series uses the lifecycle of the oak tree from seedling to a mighty oak as a metaphor for our country’s growth as a Nation that values freedom. Liberty grows to a thing of strength and beauty from a seed—our Bill of Rights. Each of the freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment contributes to the growth and development of the Nation.
The Reverse of the 2023 American Eagle Platinum remains unchanged, featuring a Bald Eagle in flight with an olive branch in its talons.
The First Amendment series of platinum American Eagles will continue through 2025 with each year honoring one of the five freedoms granted to Americans in the Constitution of the United States.
- 2021 – Freedom of Religion
- 2022 – Freedom of Speech
- 2023 – Freedom of the Press
- 2024 – Right to Assemble
- 2025 – Right to Petition
At the time of this article, the United States Mint has not released the 2023 American Eagle Platinum Proof pricing. You can get more details on the limited-release coin – only 12,000 will be produced – on the Mint’s site.