2001-W $100 Statue of Liberty, DCAM PR70DCAM Certification #34266814, PCGS #99789
Eagle above Southwest, Rogers, mintage $100 PR 8,969. John M. Mercanti (obverse), Thomas D. Rogers Sr. (reverse). West Point Mint, .9995 platinum, $100 - 1.0005 oz (31.120 grams; 1 oz actual platinum weight), 32.7 mm diameter. Average spot price of Platinum in 2001 was $529.04. The bold obverse design is a full close-up of the Statue of Liberty's face, entitled "Liberty Looking to the Future." The reverse is an "Eagle Above America's Southwest." The 1999 alligator crawling out of the swamp and the 2001 Saguaro Cacti in the desert are my favorite two coins of the entire series due to the photographic beauty of the vista sculpture. This year was the fourth of the five-year "Vistas of Liberty" series from 1998 through 2002. The five Vistas are Northeast, Southeast, Heartland, Southwest and Northwest of America. "The Vistas of Liberty designs will profile the unique character and charisma of our nation's diverse landscapes, capturing the spirit and strength of America and its people." The Proof has a special design of incuse sculpting, that is below the surface plane of the coin, reading E Pluribus Unum, obverse, and fineness, reverse. Quotes per Edmund C. Moy's American Gold and Platinum Eagles book (c) 2014.
John M. Mercanti/Thomas D. Rogers
The United States of America