More than a decade after initial production of the gold and silver American Eagles, the United States government issued platinum American Eagles in 1997. These coins quickly became the number one platinum bullion coins in the world.
UGD offers its clients the ability to acquire bulk, non-specified bullion on a per ounce basis for storage. This option is available for all four major precious metals: gold, silver, platinum and palladium.
The Royal Canadian Mint introduced platinum Canadian Maple Leaf coins in the same year as the silver Maple Leaf. Each coin is 99.95% fine. The reverse (back) depicts a Maple leaf, the national symbol of Canada. The reverse also lists the name of the country and the amount and purity of the gold.
The U.S. Mint has produced special proof versions for collectors since the platinum American Eagle coin series was first released in 1997. Starting in 1998, the proof platinum Eagle coins have carried a special distinction from the bullion versions. A different reverse design has been used each year
Ninety-percent silver bags are often referred to as 'junk silver' though this term can be misleading. These coins are generally dimes and quarters sold in $1,000 bags which reflect their face value (i.e., the legal tender value of the coins). Half bags contain a face value of $500.