On Jan. 12, 2017, the United States Mint will kick off a year-long series of anniversary events by unveiling designs for the high-relief 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin.
The .9999 fine gold coin and companion a .999 fine silver medal(s) will be issued next year as part of the U.S. Mint’s celebration of its 225th anniversary. The government agency was established by the Coinage Act of April, 2 1792. The gold piece is scheduled to launch sometime in the spring. The silver medal(s) should follow by summer.
In March, candidate designs for the coin and medal were reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. They recommended a dual-dated obverse (heads side) that features a profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars, a nod to the Statue of Freedom atop the U. S. Capitol. Inscriptions will include LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 1792, and 2017. The silver medal should have the dates 1792 and 2017, with the optional inscription of LIBERTY.
Their recommended reverse design depicts an American eagle. Expected inscriptions for the gold coin include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, 100 DOLLARS, and 1OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD. Medal inscriptions may be limited to UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and a mint mark.
Also, the gold coin’s edge is likely to be smooth with lettering stating: 225th ANNIVERSARY.
The invitation-only event begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Time at the Department of the Treasury Cash Room in Washington, D.C. Attending officials will include Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury; Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; and Rhett Jeppson, United States Mint Principal Deputy Director.
I have to say is that if they tend to forget how the Native American Indians helped to fight the save the country during revolution. Sad day. Notice how the people in charge get to choose not the public. They one coin.. and seems to be on more and more… When be extinct…like the rest of species that tend for the good.
This is, hands down, the ugliest, most repulsive, and hideous image of a female ever placed on U.S. coinage….deposing the previous record holder….the Susan B. Anthony dollar. If the mint wanted to get all “ethnic” with Lady Liberty couldn’t they at least given us an image of a physically attractive black woman instead of this crackhead wench? Ugh!!! I’ll pass on this coin and so will 99.9% of all collectors. I predict that this coin is destined to become a great rarity….perhaps as rare as 1964 Peace Dollars…and for the same reason….they all ended up being melted down….as will this… Read more »
everyone will be buying them thinking the mint won’t sell many coins and there’s is going so rare and worth so much more! Lol
Not a fan of this design. I have moved on from most American coins. Better value elsewhere for my money. IMHO
Give it a break. Have you seen the Lady Liberty on the platinum coins or even the statue itself. These female figures are androgenized beyond belief and look as if they’re ready to tussle at a moments notice. If you believe in the statue’s motto then we are a culture of different backgrounds and elements. In the past we have been fed an europeanized version of coins and culture. Now we have a different reflection of a group who is no less important in any respect in our nations history than any one else. Get over it. Get some class… Read more »
I see this coin is coming out in the spring. Could it be April 1–April Fools Day. I have purchased many coins, but this one is a joke on serious collectors. PM gone wild.
I got a kick out of the video on this coin where the man has white gloves on ever so delicately holding this coin. If you look closely His white gloves most definitely needed replacing with all the fuzz on them. Now I know where the little fiber like hair things gets in capital with the coin. Totally unacceptable for Quality control. Let’s hope they change there white gloves when they get as bad as the one on the video right on the mints website. I really wish they would be better at there job.