Why purchase this flawless First Strike 2023-W Freedom of the Press American Platinum Eagle 1 oz. proof coin?
The U.S. Mint introduced the American Platinum Eagle series in 1997. The proof releases of the series are characterized by annually changing designs which are inspired by the country’s landscape, strength in diversity, and tenets of democracy. In 2021, the Mint launched a mini-series celebrating the freedoms defined in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The series’ imagery, which illustrates the lifecycle of a mighty oak tree, is emblematic of the importance of nurturing the nation’s freedoms.
- This 2023 Freedom of the Press coin is the third release First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Platinum Eagle proof coin series.
- The $100 U.S. legal tender coin is a West Point Mint product.
- The 32.70 mm diameter coin contains 1 Troy oz. of .9995 fine platinum.
- The coin was awarded the prestigious First Strike attribution.
Meticulously Rendered Symbolic Design
Obverse: A grouping of acorns is depicted growing on an oak branch on the obverse. Inscribed “WITH FREEDOM OF THE PRESS LIBERTY BEARS FRUIT,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “2023.” This design, by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Donna Weaver, was sculpted by Joseph Menna, the Mint’s Chief Engraver since February 2019.
Reverse: The reverse features an eagle clutching an olive branch while its wings are uplifted in flight. The design is credited to U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Patricia Lucas-Morris. Inscribed “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$100,” “1OZ.,” “.9995 PLATINUM” and the West Point Mint’s “W” Mint mark.
Proof 70 Perfection
This First Amendment to the United States Constitution Freedom of the Press 2023-W American Platinum Eagle Proof coin was received by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for review within thirty days of release. The coin was judged to be in Proof 70 Deep Cameo (DCAM) condition for its flawless strike, pristine surfaces and amazingly sharp contrast between finishes. The 1 oz. platinum proof coin is presented in a sonically sealed PCGS protective holder with a First Strike American flag themed certification label.