2021-2025 PROOF PLATINUM EAGLE COINS

The portfolio of obverse designs for the range of 2021-2025 coins follows:

Set 1

Set 01 is tied together through its use of flora and a traditional Liberty figure.

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2021-01 features Liberty surrounded by floral symbols of various religions of our world. The inscription “FREEDOM OF RELIGION” is included.

2022-01 depicts Liberty with a stylized laurel in the background symbolic of victory and honor. The flag is included in the design because the Supreme Court has interpreted ‘speech’ broadly and also applied it to symbolic expression, such as displaying flags. The inscription “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” is included.

2023-01 portrays Liberty holding a document, symbolic of the press or printed material, with stylized laurel in the background. The inscription “FREEDOM OF THE PRESS” is included.

The artist submitted the following narrative to illustrate how he or she would continue Set 01. Please note the text treatment along the border of the designs would remain the same.

  • 2024-01 would feature multiple profiles, facing right, reminiscent favoring the Liberty used on various coins in the past. A background of symbolic plants would be used similar to those featured in 2021 through 2023.
  • 2025-01 would have Liberty depicted to the waist, facing left. She either holds a placard (no text) or not. The background is made of other placards (no text) making a geometric pattern, there is space between allowing for proof polishing. A plant symbolic of freedom will be introduced into the design.

Set 2

Set 02 features designs set against a back drop of a symbolic image of the American Flag.

2021-02 portrays eight figures of different faiths, cultures, and viewpoints. The inscription “FREEDOM OF RELIGION” is included.

2022-02 depicts a woman giving a speech. The inscription “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” is included.

2023-02 depicts an 18th century style printing press similar to Ben Franklin’s printing press. The inscription “FREEDOM OF THE PRESS” is included.

2024-02 features a trio of peaceful demonstrators. The inscription “FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE” is included.

2025-02 illustrates the inscription of “FREEDOM TO PETITION” with an image of the scales of Justice.

Set 3

Set 03’s unifying elements are the use of consistent typography, hand gestures, and shields that represent the United States Constitution and the protection that the First Amendment provides for each of the Five Freedoms in this series.

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2021-03 features praying hands typical of many religions. The inscription “FREEDOM OF RELIGION” is included.

2022-03 represents the hand gestures of a person behind a speaker’s podium and microphone during a public speech. The inscription “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” is included.

2023-03 depicts a person publishing a story on a laptop computer as it is received through a source via smart phone. The protection of the Freedom of the Press is particularly relevant in the age of digital and social media with content that can be published instantly by any American with a communication device. The inscription “FREEDOM OF THE PRESS” is included.

2024-03 represents solidarity with hands clasped together in a group assembly. The inscription “FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY” is included.

2025-03 portrays the hands of a person signing the first signature of a clip board petition. This is a typical method used to garner public support of an issue or grievance that can be presented to local, state, and federal government representatives to act on. The inscription “FREEDOM TO PETITION” is included.

Set 4 & 4A

Set 04 and Set 04A enshrine the language of the First Amendment surrounding the text with a laurel wreath.

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2021-04 and 2021-04A depict a torch above the inscription, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” 2021-04features Liberty holding the torch.

2022-04 features Liberty with arms outstretched above the inscription, “Congress shall make no law abridging the Freedom of Speech.”

2023-04 portrays Liberty with a scroll and features the inscription, “Congress shall make no law abridging the Freedom of the Press.”

Set 5

Set 05 features a variety of allegorical figures. Each figure represents different concepts of liberty as expressed through the rights enumerated in the First Amendment. Additionally the key word from each of the freedoms is inscribed using script modeled after the original text of the Bill of Rights.

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2021-05 shows Liberty in different attitudes or postures of worship, prayer, and meditation suggesting the diversity of religious practice in America. The inscription “RELIGION” is included.

2022-05 portrays Liberty engaged in three basic modes of speech. These simple avenues of expression—writing, formal speaking or lecturing, and raising one’s voice in the public square—are fundamental. The inscription “SPEECH” is included.

2023-05 shows Liberty busily engaged in publishing and reading printed materials. One reviews a large printed sheet, one reads from a bound book, and a third operates an 18th century printing press. The inscription “THE PRESS” is included.

Set 7

Set 07 feature people participating in the respective freedom depicted.

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2021-07 depicts different attitudes of prayer used by some of the religions of our nation, where we have the right to gather and worship according to our faith.

2022-07 portrays the magnified power of people’s individual voices when peacefully assembled to shed light on issues. A sign with the inscription, “OUR VOICES WILL NOT BE SILENCED” is included.

2023-07 showcases a selection of the various mediums that the press uses in its reporting of the news.

2024-07 depicts an assembled group of figures.

2025-07 features a petition on a clipboard being signed.

Set 8

SET 08 primarily uses the hands of people participating in the various freedoms of the First Amendment.

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2021-08 depicts hands in attitudes of prayer used by some of the religions of our nation, where we have the right to gather and worship according to our faith.

2022-08 portrays the magnified power of people’s individual voices when peacefully assembled to shed light on issues.

2023-08 showcases a selection of the various mediums that the press uses in its reporting of the news.

2024-08 depicts an assembled group of figures.

2025-08 features a petition on a clipboard being signed.

Set 9

Set 09 illustrates the freedoms in action.

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2021-09 shows the torch bearing hand of the Statue of Liberty a welcome site to generations of immigrants arriving to the United States. Her torch illuminates the inscription, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion.”

2022-09 depicts two hands holding a sign with the inscription, “Freedom of Speech.”

2023-09 illustrates the freedom of the press throughout the ages. At the top is a town crier; in the middle is an early 20th century news boy holding up a paper; and, at the bottom is a contemporary young man getting his news on a phone. The inscription “FREEDOM OF THE PRESS” is included.

Set 10

Set 10 uses the oak tree as a metaphor for our country’s growth as a nation that values freedom. Liberty grows to a thing of strength and beauty from a seed – our Bill of Rights.

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2021-10 depicts a seedling and an acorn with the inscription, “Liberty grows.” The inscription “FREEDOM OF RELIGION” is included.

2022-10 features a juvenile oak tree with the inscription, “Liberty blossoms.” The inscription “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” is included.

2023-10 portrays a mature oak tree with the inscription, “Liberty Bears Fruit.” The inscription “FREEDOM OF THE PRESS” is included.

The artist submitted the following narrative to illustrate how they would continue Set 10. Please note the text format would remain the same.

  • 2024-10 would depict an arrangement of leaves on branches from multiple distinct types of oak trees with the additional inscription of, “Liberty Spreads.”
  • 2025-10 would portray a mature spreading, strong oak tree fills the space with the additional inscription, “Liberty Endures.”

Set 11

Set 11‘s designs feature an inscription of the relevant text of the First Amendment. In terms of protecting our freedoms, the courts, and ultimately the Supreme Court, play a vital role in our democracy. The nine dots at the top of the design, arranged in an arc like the Supreme Court justices’ seats, are a subtle nod to the nine justices in our nation’s highest court who have carefully considered the words in the First Amendment when making their judgments.

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2021-11 shows a woman with her hands on her chest, a gesture meant to symbolize the beliefs one holds (metaphorically) in one’s heart. The woman’s modern clothing hints that the design is a modern interpretation of the First Amendment. The inscription “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion” is included.

2022-11 depicts three figures representing different aspects of our modern understanding of the Freedom of Speech. On the left, a woman emphatically speaks, exercising the right to speak aloud thoughts that others may not agree with. In the center, a person hands out flyers/literature, exercising a form of speech that is not verbal. On the right, a young man stands in defiant silence, exercising his right not to speak. The inscription “Congress shall make no law abridging the Freedom of Speech” is included.

2023-11 highlights a piece of printed paper bearing part of a controversial 1734 American song which was printed in a newspaper. The printer of this newspaper was accused and tried by a grand jury for libel. While this trial took place before the Bill of Rights was created, it laid the groundwork for the development of the idea of the freedom of the press. The inscription, “Congress shall make no law abridging the Freedom of the Press” is included.

The part of “A Song Made Upon The Foregoing Occasion” excerpted in the coin design is, “Though pettifogging knaves deny us rights of Englishmen; We’ll make the scoundrel rascals fly, and ne’er return again.” The definition of ‘pettyfogging’ (or ‘pettifogging’) is “to place undue emphasis on unimportant details.”

Set 11A

Set 11A designs all have the inscriptions “First Amendment” and “Liberty”. Also featured, in a typeface similar to the handwriting in the original Bill of Rights, is the most identifiable word related to the freedom depicted within the design. These designs are identical otherwise to those in Set 11.

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2021-11A shows a woman with her hands on her chest, a gesture meant to symbolize the beliefs one holds (metaphorically) in one’s heart. The inscription “RELIGION” is included.

2022-11 depicts three figures representing different aspects of our modern understanding of the Freedom of Speech. On the left, a woman emphatically speaks, exercising the right to speak aloud thoughts that others may not agree with. In the center, a person hands out flyers/literature, exercising a form of speech that is not verbal. On the right, a young man stands in defiant silence, exercising his right not to speak, which is also part of the modern interpretation of the First Amendment’s Freedom of Speech. The inscription “SPEECH” is included.

2023-11 highlights a piece of printed paper bearing part of a controversial 1734 American song which was printed in a newspaper. The printer of this newspaper was accused and tried by a grand jury for libel. While this trial took place before the Bill of Rights was created, it laid the groundwork for the development of the idea of the freedom of the press. The inscription “PRESS” is included.

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