2003-W $100 Statue of Liberty, DCAM PR70DCAM Certification #30861049, PCGS #921103
Bald eagle in front of American flag, Maletsky, mintage $100 PR 8,246. John M. Mercanti (obverse), Alfred Maletsky (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 2003 was $691.31. 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 held a branch of Rocky Mountain pine before the American flag." This design marked the first time in history that the American bald eagle and Old Glory appeared together on a U.S. coin. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee teamed with Mint artists and the Commission on Fine Arts to create more patriotic themes. Years 2003 through 2005 used the patriotic themes with the bald eagle figuring prominently in the design. Quotes per Edmund C. Moy's American Gold and Platinum Eagles book (c) 2014.
John M. Mercanti/Al Maletsky
The United States of America
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