The United States Mint began sales of the 2010 Proof Platinum Eagle on August 12, 2010. Within approximately one week, the entire mintage was sold out in similar fashion to the prior year release.
The coins represented the second year in an ongoing design series that presents the six core concepts of American democracy as stated in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. The design for the 2010 Platinum Eagle was for the theme “To Establish Justice”.
On the obverse of the coin is a portrait of the Statue of Liberty designed by John Mercanti. This image has appeared on every American Platinum Eagle since introduction in 1997. Inscriptions include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and the date “2010”.
The reverse of the coin features an image of a blindfolded justice holding scales and an olive branch. This design was greeted enthusiastically by collectors and had been supported by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The inscriptions read “Justice the Guardian of Liberty”, “United States of America”, “.9995 Platinum”, “$100″, and “1 oz.” Additionally, a bald eagle privy mark is positioned beneath the denomination.
The maximum authorized mintage was established at 10,000 coins, representing a 20% increase from the level of the prior year. The coins were originally priced at $1,892 with a household ordering limit of five.
Besides, the one ounce collectible proof version of the coin, the US Mint did not issue the 2010 Platinum Eagle in bullion format or any other collector formats.
Designer: John Mercanti (obverse), Donna Weaver (reverse)
Mint Mark: W
Weight: 31.120 grams
Composition: 0.9995 platinum
Diameter: 32.7 mm
Thickness: 2.39 mm
More Information: American Platinum Eagles