2016-W $100 Statue of Liberty First Strike, DCAM PR70DCAM Certification #81427907, PCGS #608522

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The 2016 Proof coin is the second in the two-year Torches of Liberty design series. The Proof 2016-W American Eagle platinum $100 coin was offered by the U.S. Mint at $1,350 per coin on June 30, 2016 and, with orders restricted to one coin per household. The coins 10,000 coin maximum mintage sold out in less than an hour. The 2016-W coin’s obverse bears a modern rendition of Liberty as represented by the Statue of Liberty. The obverse has appeared on all versions of the American Eagle platinum coin since the series was introduced in 1997. John Mercanti, sculptor-engraver for the U.S. Mint at the time, designed and sculptured the design. The “Torch of Enlightenment” reverse design for 2016 reflects the nation’s core values of liberty and freedom. The design depicts Liberty holding a torch of enlightenment in her right hand and an olive branch in her left to symbolize peace. The 13 olives represent the 13 original colonies. A bald eagle with outstretched wings appears beside Liberty. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Paul C. Balan executed the 2016 reverse design; it was sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph F. Menna. (coinworld)
32.70 millimeters
0.00 grams
Metal Content
99.95% Platinum
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