This article presents photos of a United States Mint flagship 225th anniversary product, the 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medal.
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.
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:
The crown of stars design pays homage to the bronze Statue of Freedom topping the dome of the U.S. Capitol.
This next photo offers a larger view of the medal’s eagle-in-flight reverse.
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.
These next two photos show a medal standing upright within its protective holder, with the first an obverse and the second a reverse.
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.
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.
Lastly, here are four more photos of some 2017-P Proof American Liberty Silver Medals: