2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Photos

by Mike Unser on June 23, 2017 · 10 comments

This article presents photos of a United States Mint flagship 225th anniversary product, the 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal.

Photos 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal

Photos 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medals

Released on June 14, the Philadelphia Mint-produced medal is composed from an ounce of 99.9% fine silver and features a collector proof finish. Priced at $59.95, the piece scored five-day sales of 33,075.

This medal is one of five expected from the U.S. Mint this year as a part of its anniversary celebration. It’s a companion to the same-design 2017 American Liberty High-Relief Gold Coin, the Mint’s bestselling numismatic gold coin right now and the first release in a biennial series where Liberty reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States.

Photos 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary High Relief Gold Coin

CoinNews photos of a 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin. The silver medal features the same designs, although not in high relief.

Silver medal obverses show Liberty rendered as an African-American woman wearing a crown of five-pointed stars. Reverses depict an eagle in flight. Here’s a pair of photos showing both sides:

Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal, Obverse and Reverse

These two CoinNews photos are of the medal’s obverse and reverse side. The obverse of Lady Liberty was designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. The American eagle reverse was designed by Chris Costello and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso.

The crown of stars design pays homage to the bronze Statue of Freedom topping the dome of the U.S. Capitol.

Crown of stars, Liberty Medal

The medal’s crown of stars pays homage to the Statue of Freedom

Crown of Stars of Statue of Freedom

The crown of stars on the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol dome

Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal, Obverse

Here’s a closer look at the medal’s obverse with Liberty wearing a crown of stars. The design includes inscriptions of LIBERTY, 1792, 2017 and JK and PH for the artists.

This next photo offers a larger view of the medal’s eagle-in-flight reverse.

Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal, Reverse,a

A CoinNews photo of a reverse. Surrounding inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a P mintmark for the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia, and CTC and MG for the artists.

Unlike the gold coin, the medal is not in high-relief. In addition, its edge is flat without lettering while the gold piece bears three repeating but separating inscriptions of ★ 225th ANNIVERSARY ★. These photos are of the edges of a silver medal and gold coin.

2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Edge

Edge view of a Liberty silver medal

2017 American Liberty Gold Coin Edge

Edge view of a Liberty gold coin

These next two photos show a medal standing upright within its protective holder, with the first an obverse and the second a reverse.

Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal - Obverse

Another view of a 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal’s obverse or heads side


Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal - Reverse

Another view of a 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal’s reverse or tails side

They ship within a black matte presentation case, and are accompanied by a booklet detailing the evolution of Lady Liberty. Below are photos of the medal’s packaging, its presentation case and the booklet.

2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Packaging

Packaging for the 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal includes and outer sleeve, a box, the presentation case, and a booklet


2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Presentation Case

A photo of the medal’s black matte presentation case. The board holding the encapsulated medal may be positioned to better present it.


2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal Booklet

A photo of the American Liberty booklet that comes with the silver medal

The U.S. Mint will also issue a 2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set. The set will include another medal from the Philadelphia Mint but in reverse proof, a regular proof medal from the San Francisco Mint, an uncirculated medal from the Denver Mint, and a special enhanced uncirculated medal from the West Point Mint. It release date and price have not yet been announced.

In 2016, the United States Mint released two silver medals bearing the same designs as its 2015 American Liberty gold coin. The two are proofs also with one from West Point Mint and the other from San Francisco Mint. Both sold out within minutes of their release, supported by their limited mintages of 12,500 each and their $34.95 price points.

Photos of 2016 American Liberty Silver Medals

CoinNews photos of last year’s American Liberty Silver Medals

Lastly, here are four more photos of some 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medals:

Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal, Obverse-d

Obverse photo

Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal, Obverse-b

Another obverse photo

Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal, Reverse,b

Reverse photo

Photo 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal, Reverse

Another reverse photo

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Ernesto June 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Nice looking medal!! I should be getting my order delivered early next week!!!

Seth Riesling June 23, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Mike Unser –

Thanks for sharing this nice article & great high res photos!

-NumisDudeTx

Charlie 1952 June 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Got mine today and I am glad I purchased one.

Christopher Williams June 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm

I’ll be getting one of these eventually. Still have my two from last year.

I am looking forward to the Four-Coin Set.

Senior June 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm

I don’t comment often and my comments are opinions.I find the 2017 American Liberty medal boring and out of balance not representative of guality art boring.Missed the mark for me.

Jp June 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

I’m sorry, but this medal/coin does not do it for me.
It does not matter how many times you (Mike) do a photo expose’ on this coin in gold or silver I’m not a buyer. It seems many others are not also for various reasons.
I do not have the gold from 2 (?) years ago as all 3 I purchased were extremely sub par coins straight from the Mint. All had reverse markings/damage, call it what you want. The quality was so poor it was an embarrassment that the Mint would even ship these out. Many others commented also had the same issues. Without that coin I am not interested in these.
I think the price of this one in silver is outrageous. Bordering on the Canadian way to sell metals… if you know what I mean. $$$ Great profit for the Mint, not such a good deal for the collectors.
No sale here.

KC&SO June 24, 2017 at 6:54 pm

Thanks for the always timely news updates and AWESOME photos!

Much appreciated!

I just don’t know where the Mint is going with this fractional 1/10 oz Liberty gold.., well, actually I do, though I’m going to bite my tongue.

It’s all about the collection, right? Well, good luck all!

KC&SO June 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Oh, not sure I sure add..,

The Eagle is giving the finger to you.., very crafty that design, kinda of like say’n, paying 60 bucks for me and then go ___ off!

Great photo though, wish mine would turn out that nice.

FLSharkvictim June 25, 2017 at 9:41 am

Has the US MINT released a total mintage in this coin yet?

Chas Barber June 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Sharkvictim, it’s UNLIMITED……..get them now only $40+ over spot…..

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