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Not to be confused with the American Eagle Silver Coins, American Eagle Platinum coins are a variation on its silver counterpart. The US Mint struck the first American Eagle Platinum coins in 1997, offering them as uncirculated coins as well as proof coins. John Mercanti, who designed the eagle on the silver version, lends his design to the platinum coin, with the head of Lady Liberty on the obverse. The reverse side always shows a variation of an eagle design, which changes annually. The platinum coin comes in a 1/10 oz., 1/4 oz., 1/2 oz, and 1 troy oz. version.