2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle Images Unveiled

by Mike Unser on September 20, 2017 · 7 comments

The United States Mint today published images of the 2017 $25 American Palladium Eagle, the first issue in a new annual series of American Eagle bullion coins. Earlier this week, the agency announced that it would launch the coin program on Sept. 25.

2017 $25 American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin (Obverse and Reverse)

2017 $25 American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Images (Obverse and Reverse)

Coin obverses offer a high-relief rendition of sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s Winged Liberty Head design for the dime struck in 1916. It shows a left-profile portrait of Lady Liberty wearing a winged Phrygian cap. Many mistook the image as the Roman messenger god Mercury so coins bearing the design were soon called "Mercury dimes." Surrounding the portrait are inscriptions of LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 2017 and Weinman’s overlapping ‘AW’ initials.

2017 $25 American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin (Obverse)

A larger image of the coin’s obverse

Reverses bear a high-relief version of Weinman’s 1907 American Institute of Architects (AIA) medal design with inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1 OZ. Pd .9995 FINE, E PLURIBUS UNUM and $25 for the coin’s legal tender face value. The bullion piece is produced at the Philadelphia Mint but, as with other U.S. Mint bullion coins, it has no mint mark.

2017 $25 American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin (Reverse)

A larger image of the coin’s reverse

Bullion American Palladium Eagles are being made available through the U.S. Mint’s network of Authorized Purchasers. AP’s consist of major coin and precious metals wholesalers, brokerage firms, banks, and other participating financial intermediaries. They will pay a 6.25% premium over the prevailing price of palladium to receive an allocated supply of the coins before reselling them to other dealers and the public.

2017 $25 American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin

U.S. Mint images showing the coin’s edge

Palladium prices are trading historically high near $906 an ounce but they have fallen about 4% from the 16-1/2-year high reached in late August. Today, dealers are pre-selling Palladium Eagle’s for roughly $150-$200 over spot with discounts offered when buying them at higher quantities.

CoinNews will publish photos of American Palladium Eagles after their release.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

michael September 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

will be hard to resist.

Chas Barber September 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Nice, but too much $, except I’ll trade my Suisse Credit Pd 1z bars & pay a C note or so for 1. Face value is a joke though, Congress (useless) is so ignorant. Like the Puck a great 25c ‘value’ not that it really matters but will the Apollo 11 puck be a 25c piece? Should be @ least a $5 [5 ASE’s….) more like a $1o. EU back AGAIN it’s like herpes for coin collectors, especially the funky shiny spots on the holders!!

joera September 22, 2017 at 2:10 am

It is a nice coin for sure but just too high.

Scott the Robot September 22, 2017 at 11:34 am

Its a beautiful coin but man the timing is off – this coin was released with the spot price of Palladium higher than it has been in years. Last time it was this high I made the mistake of buying a Russian 1 Oz. Ballerina and then the price shot down to $500 per ounce. After holding onto the coin for years, I finally sold it and basically just made my money back. I’ll hold off on this coin until Palladium goes back down to $500-$600.

Joe Brown September 25, 2017 at 5:26 am

the day quite a few been waiting some years for.

Vachon September 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Still perplexes me why the 1 oz. SAE didn’t use the original Weinman reverse instead of the eagle with shield one we’ve got now…

Mark September 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

And today Palladium has a higher spot price than Platinum! Trade you Pd for Pt, as this reversal can’t last long. I will hold off buying a new Pd Eagle because the metal is way over valued right now.

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