2017 $100 American Liberty Gold Coin Video and Latest Sales

by Mike Unser on May 3, 2017 · 7 comments

This short article includes a video of a U.S. Mint 225th anniversary 2017-W $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin.

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin - Obverse and Reverse

These two CoinNews photos show the American Liberty’s obverse and reverse. The Liberty obverse was designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. The eagle-in-flight reverse was designed by Chris Costello and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso.

Collectors haven’t scrambled to buy this year’s American Liberty coin like they did for the one from 2015. The latest U.S. Mint weekly sales figures have the 2017-dated piece advancing 406 for a 25-day total of 18,913. In contrast, the 2015-dated coin almost doubled that in 24 hours with first-day sales of 36,686. It went on to post final unaudited sales of 49,325 coins. (See photos of the 2015 American Liberty.)

That first-ever U.S. $100 coin enjoyed a few advantages to include a lower launching price of $1,490, a more attractive mintage of 50,000, and favorable pent-up demand. This year’s coin debuted at $1,640, has a higher limit of 100,000, and lacked the same pre-sale excitement with some panning the obverse as "angry" looking and "politically correct."

As an owner of both coins, I’m exceptionally pleased with each. They feel substantial in your hand, and their artwork is brought to life in high relief. U.S. Mint technical teams deserve extra kudos for the second coin — its frosting layers and proof finish are very complementary.

We’ll publish more coin photos around mid-month. For now, here’s a video of the Mint’s first-ever proof $100 coin in high relief:

 

The 2017-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin is currently priced at $1,690, and available from this U.S. Mint product page.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling May 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Mike Unser –

Thanks for the nice article & great video! But, this is not the only Proof high relief coin the Mint has produced as you stated in the second to last paragraph – the Mint struck 1907 Proof extremely high relief Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coins in 1907 along with the regular high relief business strikes that year.

-NumisDudeTx

Ernesto May 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

I want to get the coin but just can’t afford it. I’ll definitely get the silver medal version!!

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) May 3, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Seth —
Thanks. I edited the article, adding “$100.”

michael angiolillo May 3, 2017 at 2:33 pm

you can buy a 2016 gold walking liberty half dollar SP 70 for at least 50 below original cost. the Mints pricing schedule is silly.

Mike May 3, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Believe the gold qtr. In prefect “70” is also selling below it’s mint issue price?

Chas Barber May 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm

This will sell out……in 2o23……

Jack May 4, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Any idea on the silver medal issue date and possible mintage?

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