Why purchase this pristine First Day of Issue 2023-W American Platinum Eagle Freedom of the Press proof coin?
This 2023 dated American Platinum Eagle coin is an homage to the Freedom of the Press. The coin is part of a 2021-2025 Platinum Eagle proof sub-series issued by the U.S. Mint to pay tribute to the five freedoms declared in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. The freedoms, which are considered to be integral to the growth of the nation, are symbolically illustrated as the life stages of an oak tree.
- This 2023-W Freedom of the Press coin contains 1 Troy oz. of .9995 fine platinum.
- The coin represents the third installment of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution Platinum Eagle proof series.
- The 32.70 mm diameter, $100 U.S. legal tender coin was struck at the West Point Mint.
- The coin is a certified First Day of Issue release.
Gorgeous Allegorical Image
Obverse: The obverse features a thin branch adorned with oak leaves and an acorn cluster, accompanied by the inscriptions “WITH FREEDOM OF THE PRESS LIBERTY BEARS FRUIT,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “2023.” U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Donna Weaver created the design, which was then sculpted by Joseph Menna, the Mint’s 14th Chief Engraver.
Reverse: An eagle in flight grasping an olive branch is showcased on the reverse. Inscribed “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$100,” “1OZ.,” “.9995 PLATINUM” and “W.” The design is the work of U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Patricia Lucas-Morris.
Exquisite Proof 70
This First Amendment to the United States Constitution series Freedom of the Press 2023-W American Platinum Eagle Proof coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) for review within twenty-four hours of release. Featuring a flawless strike, pristine surfaces and exceptionally sharp contrast between finishes, the coin earned the perfect grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC). The 1 oz. platinum proof coin is presented in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder with a certification label confirming its prestigious First Day of Issue pedigree.