Summer months are among the slowest of the year for United States Mint product releases. This year appears typical in that regard. The U.S. Mint needed to set aside only four days for launches in July and August. With that being said, there are anniversary products scheduled that are not only unique for each month but also for any year.
Products for July include the 20th anniversary edition of the proof American Platinum Eagle and an uncirculated 5-ounce silver coin honoring Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri.
Struck in 1 ounce of 99.95% platinum, the proof Platinum Eagle has always featured annually changing reverses. This year’s coin marks the series’ 20th anniversary. In commemoration of the event, it bears the original 1997 designs. It’s available Thursday, July 6, for $1,300.00.
Launching on July 11 for $149.95, the Ozark Riverways silver coin has a 3-inch diameter and 5 ounces of 99.9% fine silver. It marks the third 2017-dated release from the Mint’s program of America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™. The first issued honors Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa and the second celebrates Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. The pair has sales of 15,388 and 14,640.
Products for August include the 2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set, which we just talked about on Monday, and rolls and bags of circulating quality Ellis Island quarters (New Jersey).
Produced at the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints, Ellis Island quarter products available Aug. 28 include two-roll sets, three-roll sets, 40-coin rolls, and 100-coin bags at prices ranging from $18.95 to $46.95. The quarter is the fourth release this year from the U.S. Mint’s series of America the Beautiful Quarters®.
Below is a table that summarizes the scheduled products and their prices.
United States Mint Product Schedule for July to August 2017
|Release Dates||Numismatic Products||Limits||Prices|
|July 6||2017-W 20th Anniversary American Platinum Eagle||10,000||$1,300.00*|
|July 11||2017-P Ozark Riverways 5 Oz. Silver Uncirculated Coin||25,000||$149.95|
|Aug 1||2017-S 225th Anniversary Enhanced Uncirculated Coin Set||225,000||TBD|
|Aug 28||2017 P, D & S Ellis Island Quarter Rolls and Bags||None||$18.95-$46.95|
*Pricing for the proof American Platinum Eagle can change every Wednesday depending on the weekly average of LBMA platinum.
Sale dates and prices are subject to change. All the products launch at noon ET on their day of release.
Place orders using the U.S. Mint’s website at catalog.usmint.gov or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).