2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Photos

by Mike Unser on January 24, 2017 · 6 comments

This article presents photos of proof and uncirculated 2017-P Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the United States Mint started selling silver dollars commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization. In a brisk turnaround, early buyers started receiving their ordered coins by Thursday. We have some photos of those we bought.

Photos of 2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars

CoinNews photos of 2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars

Available in proof and uncirculated collector qualities, a maximum of 400,000 may be sold during calendar year 2017. Their first-day sales reached 19,244 for the proof and 5,926 for the uncirculated for a combined 25,170 coins. The total sold hit 30,456 by Sunday, Jan. 22, with splits of 23,349 for the proof and 7,107 for the uncirculated.

Proof coins carry frosted designs that attractively contrast against backgrounds that are mirror-like. They tend to be more popular than uncirculated coins which have more of a standard appearance. The following sets of photos show both types. In the first photo, the proof is to the left. You can see the mirrored qualities as it reflects colors from its presentation case.

2017-P Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars - Proof and Uncirculated

Photos of proof (left) and uncirculated (right) silver dollars in their presentation cases


2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar - Obverse and Reverse

CoinNews photos of the obverse and reverse of a proof Lions Clubs silver dollar. The coin’s obverse features a portrait of founder Melvin Jones paired with the Lions Clubs International logo. The image was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.


2017-P Uncirculated Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar - Obverse and Reverse

CoinNews photos of the obverse and reverse of an uncirculated Lions Clubs silver dollar. The coin’s reverse depicts a male and female lion with a lion cub superimposed over a globe. The image was designed by AIP Designer Patricia Lucas-Morris and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.

As the photos show, the two commemorative coins share designs. Their obverses (heads) offer a portrait of founder Melvin Jones paired with the organization’s logo. Their reverses (tails) depict a male and female lion with a lion cub superimposed over a globe.

Available at discounted prices until Feb. 21, with the proof $47.95 and the uncirculated $46.95, place orders using the U.S. Mint’s online commemorative page.

Here are some larger CoinNews photos of a proof dollar:

2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Obverse Photo,a

This is a larger photo of a proof dollar’s obverse

2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Obverse Photo

Another photo of a proof dollar’s obverse

2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Obverse Photo,b

One more photo of a proof dollar’s obverse

2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Reverse Photo,b

This is a larger photo of a proof dollar’s reverse

2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Reverse Photo

Another photo of a proof dollar’s reverse

2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Reverse Photo,a

One more photo of a proof dollar’s reverse

Finally, here are some larger CoinNews photos of an uncirculated dollar:

2017-P Uncirculated Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Obverse Photo

This is a larger photo of an uncirculated dollar’s obverse

2017-P Uncirculated Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Obverse Photo,b

Another photo of an uncirculated dollar’s obverse

2017-P Uncirculated Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Obverse Photo,a

One more photo of an uncirculated dollar’s obverse

2017-P Uncirculated Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Reverse Photo

This is a larger photo of an uncirculated dollar’s reverse

2017-P Uncirculated Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Reverse Photo,a

Another photo of an uncirculated dollar’s reverse

2017-P Uncirculated Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar Reverse Photo,b

One more photo of an uncirculated dollar’s reverse

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

joera January 24, 2017 at 11:56 am

Yep.. Maybe that’s Charlie. lol Sorry but I couldn’t help, or stop, myself.

Bustywidow January 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

I thought it was Steven King

Tinto January 24, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Looks like the NPS $5 unc just became the lowest with 5,164 in sales …

Loren January 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Agree about lion mane looks bad even if intent was a stylised rendition

Tinto January 25, 2017 at 2:31 pm

And no whiskers, the design drawing had it … were they plucked out sometime in the minting process?

joera January 27, 2017 at 3:56 am

On another article about this coin I made the comment about the lion’s mane. At first glance it just reminds me of Farrah Fawcett’s hair. And now that I look at it again I also notice the whiskers. I don’t remember the drawings for this coin or of the candidates for this coin and I guess things can’t always be perfect or close to perfect. But I’m sure they could have done a better job on this coin. I showed the coin to my granddaughters and they liked the reverse design so I will buy this coin for them.

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