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Reverse Proof Palladium Eagle to Launch

Image courtesy United States Mint.

Image courtesy United States Mint.

Another Eagle will launch – this time in palladium – when the 2022 American Eagle 1-ounce palladium reverse proof coin goes on sale Sept. 29.

Like their proof counterparts, reverse proof coins are specially produced from highly polished planchets and dies and often struck more than once to accent the design. They receive the highest quality strike possible and can be distinguished by their mirror-like foreground (design elements) and frosted background, “reversing” the traditional proof finish. This coin’s finish cycles between reverse proof, proof or uncirculated versions each year.

The obverse design features a high-relief likeness of Winged Liberty from the Mercury dime obverse designed by world-renowned designer Adolph A. Weinman. In keeping with the original coin design, inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “2022” and Weinman’s distinct initials as an artist mark.

The reverse design features a high-relief version of the 1907 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal reverse, also by Weinman, which includes an eagle and a branch. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES of AMERICA,” “$25,” “1 OZ. Pd” (the chemical symbol for palladium), “.9995 FINE” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

The $25-denominated coin contains 1 troy ounce of 99.95 percent palladium. It measures 1.340 in diameter and has a reeded edge. It bears a “W” mintmark for the West Point facility.

Pricing was not available at the time of this writing. However, the Eagle’s mintage limit is set at 7,500 with a household order limit of 10.

To order when available, visit catalog.usmint.gov.