2008-W $100 Statue of Liberty, DCAM PR70DCAM Certification #13281175, PCGS #393092

Owner's Comments

Judicial Branch, Iskowitz, mintage $100 PR 4,769. KEY. John M. Mercanti (obverse), Joel Iskowitz (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 2008 was $1,573.53. 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 the "Judicial Branch" of Democracy. I particularly enjoy this design and am very fond of the draped eagle, the balance scale and the knife in hand. This is one of the best designs of modern coinage available. Due to the significant economic events of 2008, platinum prices were erratic over the year, resulting in a significantly low mintage for the 2008 series, leading to this issue becoming a Key date for the series. Years 2006 through 2008 launched the 'Foundations of Democracy' designs. Only for the 1/2 ounce in 2007 was a reverse proof issued for the platinum eagle's 10th anniversary. The fractional ounce coins stopped production as of 2008. Quotes per Edmund C. Moy's American Gold and Platinum Eagles book (c) 2014.
Diameter
32.70 millimeters
Designer
John M. Mercanti/Joel Iskowitz
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4769
Weight
31.12 grams
Metal Content
99.95% Platinum
Region
The United States of America
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