Jaime Hernandez: The 2012-W Proof $100 Platinum coin was originally offered by the Mint beginning on August 09, 2012. Each One Ounce Proof coin had an issue price of $1,692. Maximum mintage was set at 15,000. The 2012-W Proof Platinum Reverse design has a theme entitled "To Provide for the Common Defense."
First Strike: Coins submitted to PCGS within the first 30 days of the release date qualified to receive a special First Srtike designation on the PCGS holder.