2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Images Unveiled

by Mike Unser on May 23, 2017 · 13 comments

The United States Mint published product descriptions, limits and images of the upcoming 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal.

2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medals, Case and Booklet

2017-P Proof 225th Anniversary American Liberty Silver Medal ship encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed, black-matte presentation case that includes an informational booklet

The silver medal is one of five expected from the U.S. Mint this year in celebration of its 225th anniversary, and a counterpart to the $100 gold edition release in April. (See photos of the anniversary gold coin.)

Struck to a proof finish at the Philadelphia Mint in an ounce of 99.9% pure silver, it’s due out on June 14 at noon ET. It has no mintage limit, product limit and household order limit.

2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal - Obverse

The medal’s obverse (heads side) features Lady Liberty as designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

An unknown now is its price. In 2016, the Mint released two silver medals bearing the same design as the 2015 American Liberty gold coin. Each of them was $34.95.

2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal - reverse

The American eagle reverse (tails side) was designed by Chris Costello and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso.

Four other silver medals with varying finishes and mint marks will be released later this year. These are expected to be exclusively sold within a single set, and include:

  • another one from the Philadelphia Mint but in a reverse proof,
  • one from the San Francisco Mint in regular proof,
  • one from the Denver Mint in uncirculated, and
  • one from the West Point Mint in enhanced uncirculated.

All five medals are produced from the same silver blanks that are used in making American Silver Eagles. They lack coin-mandated inscriptions, providing for a taller obverse profile of Lady Liberty than seen on the gold coin. They also do not have the 225th anniversary inscriptions which appear on the gold coin’s edge.

2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal - Obverse,a

The silver medal’s obverse portrait is taller than the gold coin’s portrait

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin - Obverse, e

A CoinNews photo of a 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

The 2017 gold coin and medal designs are the first in a biennial series that will feature Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms.

For more information about the single silver medal scheduled for release on June 14, visit this U.S. Mint product page. It will ship within a black matte finish presentation case and include an informational booklet.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Ernesto May 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm

I’ll be getting one!!

Rick May 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm

With no mintage or household order limit this coin will never be worth anymore than spot silver price.

Buford May 23, 2017 at 7:26 pm

…this coin will not be as popular as the previous medal from last year…coin dealers, as usual, will have them graded, and jack up the price as they Always do!…to me, it’s better to just order it raw from the mint…with no limit; the coin will not be worth anything special…

Senior May 23, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Opinion only.The 2016 issue was worth clawing for but I’m not breaking my nails on this one.Lady Liberty and The American Bald theme Yes design No.

lonnie May 23, 2017 at 8:13 pm

rick is right! with an unlimited mintage its only value with be spot silver. at $35 that is over twice the spot silver price presently. the mint will probably sell a fair amount of these, but just plain silver rounds will be a better investment.

Seth Riesling May 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm

These 2017 American Liberty .9993 fine silver medals like the 2016 American Liberty silver medals are NOT struck in high relief. They are regular low relief.

-NumisDudeTx

Scott the Robot May 23, 2017 at 11:46 pm

Two thoughts: First, the reverse kind of reminds me of a token, like the kinds kids used to use at video arcades. Second, I think its racist that they made the face look angry. Not all African-Americans look angry like that. Why not a Mona Lisa smile or even a neutral expression? Just my opinion, don’t hate me for it.

joera May 24, 2017 at 12:13 am

I will be getting this one just because I want a whole set of all the 225th Anniversary 2017 medals. The mint did get it right this time as far as no household limit to go along with the no mintage limit and no product limit. That should be the only time there should be a no household limit, with a “no limit” all the way around. But I do wish it did have a mintage limit along with a household limit. That would make it worth something. But along with a mintage limit there will be some who would not be able to get the medal at all and along with that there would be unhappy collectors. Like I’ve said before, “The US Mint cannot make everyone happy.”

Does anyone know if the 4 silver medal set will have a mintage limit?

Mike May 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

They sold the silver eagle set once with unlimited order limit (correct me if I’m wrong) but ended sales after 30 days. Should use same concept so this coin dose not drag on for along time to come and would have a reasonable desire to collect. Also would give everyone ample time to buy.

michael angiolillo May 25, 2017 at 8:14 am

Be aware, my 2016 American Liberty medals have large milk spots, along with half my modern silver collection.

Hewhodontknow May 25, 2017 at 11:57 am

This isn’t a coin,it’s a medal. Has no face value. Won’t be valued as a coin in the future. Unfortunately with unlimited mintage this one can’t be that special but as a complete set who knows. Might be some potential.

Tinto May 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm

I didn’t like the way the Mint in its infinite wisdom chose not show the entire eagle … it just seems unbalanced with its tail feathers chopped off by the rim. I dunno but has any eagle depicted on a US coin not shown in full?? And the initials and mint mark around the eagle make it seem like biting insects converging on the eagle …. JMO

Robert F Hall May 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm

The rarity of the subject matter and design will probably carry the value of the medal. It should have more than moderate sales.

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