2007-W $100 Statue of Liberty, DC PR70DC

PCGS#: 149579

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Normal examples of the 2007-W platinum coins show the word FREEDOM (on the reverse) as polished, brilliant letters in contrast with the frosted, unpolished ribbon.  In February 2011, a collector, Jason Fishman, reported finding an example of the $100 denomination with frosted, unpolished letters.  The Mint confirmed the existence of this variety, claiming it was a pre-production piece "...inadvertently placed in the production stream during preparation for an internal audit."  According to the Mint, the following numbers of frosted FREEDOM coins were released:

$100 - 12
$50 - 21
$25 - 21
$10 - None

As of March 7, 2011, only a single example of the Frosted FREEDOM $100 Platinum Eagle has been discovered.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Martin, Eric. "Mint Wrongly Releases Pre-Production Coins", Coin World 52, no. 2655 (February 28, 2011), 1 and 38.

Diameter: 32.70 millimeters Designer: John M. Mercanti/Tom Cleveland Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 8,363 Weight: 31.12 grams Metal Content: 99.95% Platinum

Condition Census

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