The U.S. Constitution is being honored by six platinum coins, the third of which began selling last week, according to a press release.
Weighing one ounce, the 2011 American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin is the most recent in the Preamble Series. It began selling last Thursday and 15,000 are available. The coin contains .9995 platinum, according to an inscription.
The harvest goddess appears from a wheat field, which reminds the viewer of the nation's size, the wide range of freedoms available and one of the top products that is cultivated and developed in the nation.
The themes of the coin series closely looks at the six principles of the preamble to the Constitution, which is the basis of U.S. democracy.
The Series has three more coins that will be released during the next three years.
The U.S. Mint said the American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin will come with a presentation case that enables owners to easily display a custom-designed portfolio.
On Tuesday morning, platinum futures were valued at $1,829 per troy ounce.
With the price of platinum being about $1,770 per troy ounce, the coin was expected to sell for about $2,000.
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