Mark July 6 on your calendar.
Another United States Mint sellout might be in the making.
On that date at noon Eastern Daylight Time, the 20th anniversary proof platinum one-ounce $100 coin will go on sale.
Mintage will be limited to 10,000 pieces.
Orders will be restricted to one per household.
The special anniversary coin brings back the standard reverse design, “Eagle Soaring Over America,” by Thomas D. Rogers Sr.
This was the reverse design introduced in 1997 and still used each year on the bullion version of the coin.
Obverse will continue featuring the now familiar head of the Statue of Liberty.
The proof collector version will be struck at West Point and carry a “W” mintmark on the reverse.
There is no mintmark on the standard bullion issue.
With platinum trading for $924 an ounce and in a downward slide, the coin could be more affordable for buyers, though still expensive.
Issue price has not yet been determined.
The Mint says that each platinum coin will be encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed lacquered presentation case accompanied by a 20th anniversary Certificate of Authenticity.
Visit www.usmint.gov for more information.
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