2010-W $100 Statue of Liberty, DCAM PR70DCAM Certification #28210000, PCGS #415546

Owner's Comments

To Establish Justice, Weaver, mintage $100 PR 9,871. John M. Mercanti (obverse), Donna Weaver (reverse). West Point Mint, .9995 platinum, $100 - 1.0005 oz (31.120 grams; 1 oz actual platinum weight), 32.7 mm diameter, 2.39 mm thickness. Average spot price of Platinum in 2010 was $1,608.98. 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 "To Establish Justice" as a part of the preamble of the U.S. Constitution. The design features a blindfolded Justice symbolizing impartiality holding traditional scales and carrying a branch of laurel. The issue price of the coin was $1,892, with a limit of five coins upon release. Within three days eager collectors bought more than 80 percent of the coin's. Years 2009 through 2014 launched the core concepts of American democracy by highlighting the preamble of the U.S. Constitution. 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.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The U.S. Mint introduced the 1 Ounce 2010 Proof Platinum coins on August 12, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. (E.T.).

In 2010, the Mint only produced a 1 Ounce Proof Platinum coin and did not produce any Fractional Proof Platinum coins. The maximum authorized mintage was set at 10,000 coins total. There was also a 5 coin per household ordering limit. The previous year, the maximum authorized mintage for the 1 Ounce 2009 Proof coins was set at 8,000 coins and all coins sold out in about a week.

The new 2010 Platinum Reverse design is the second out of six different designs being issued in the, Preamble Series. The Preamble Series was introduced in 2009 and will end in 2014. The 2010 design has the theme, To Establish Justice, which is the second principle found in the Preamble.
Obverse: The obverse of the 1 Ounce 2010 Proof Platinum coin illustrates the same Liberty design used on all Platinum coins from 1997 to date.
Reverse: The reverse design of the 1 Ounce 2010 Proof Platinum coin illustrates a blind folded justice (symbolizing impartiality), holding traditional scales and carrying a branch of laurel. Towards the top of the reverse design are the words “Justice the Guardian of Liberty,” towards the bottom of the design are the words, “United States of America. The reverse design also has the inscriptions, “$100 .9995 Platinum 1oz.” and the “W” mint mark.

Issue Price: The original Mint issue price was set at $1,892.00 for each coin.

32.70 millimeters
John M. Mercanti/Phebe Hemphill
31.12 grams
Metal Content
99.95% Platinum
The United States of America
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