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What’s Platinum’s Place?
June 06, 2013

Should the United States begin striking platinum American Eagle bullion coins again?

They were victims of the financial crisis when the Mint hunkered down to focus on demand for gold and silver American Eagles.

Since their elimination after the 2008 issue, collectors, the few that there are, have had to content themselves with the annual proof one-ounce coin.

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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