2007-W $50 Statue of Liberty Frosted FREEDOM, DCAM (Proof)

Series: (None)

PCGS #:
506625
Designer:
John M. Mercanti
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
27.00 millimeters
Weight:
15.56 grams
Mintage:
21
Mint:
West Point
Metal:
99.95% Platinum
Auction Record:
N/A
Major Varieties

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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, no example of the Frosted FREEDOM $50 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.