First-day sales of the high-relief 2017-W $100 Proof American Liberty Gold Coin reached 14,285 pieces, according to U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White.
That’s about 14.3% of the possible 100,000. At $1,640 apiece, the collectible realized more than $23.4 million in its start.
Released Thursday as part of a yearlong celebration for the U.S. Mint’s 225th anniversary, the proof marks the second issue in a program of $100 high-reliefs that are struck in an ounce of .9999 fine gold.
The 2015-W $100 American Liberty Gold Coin kicked off the series. It scored first-day sales of 36,686 coins, representing 73.3% of the 50,000 possible. That release enjoyed a few added advantages in addition to its smaller mintage, including a lower debuting price of $1,490 and the distinction of being a first.
This year’s coin is the first issue in a biennial series that depicts Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms to include designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others.
Order the new gold coin online, right here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Its price can change weekly depending on the trending value of gold.
Sometime later in the year, .999 fine silver medal versions of the coin with varying finishes will be available.