Two United States Mint silver products are scheduled for release this October — one with eight silver coins and the other with four silver medals.
Look for the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set on Oct. 5 and the 225th anniversary 2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set on Oct. 19.
The 50,000 limited-edition set, released annually, is more interesting this year because it has a proof American Silver Eagle from San Francisco instead of the standard version from West Point.
There was an earlier opportunity to buy a 2017-S Proof Silver Eagle. One was in the 2017 Congratulations Set for $54.95. Buyers snapped up the allotted 75,000 sets in minutes. They are now selling in the secondary market for nearly 2.5x their issue price. This coin is key in the American Silver Eagle series because of its low mintage.
Other silver coins of the set include this year’s dime, five quarters, and half-dollar. Like in past years, they are San Francisco Mint-struck coins. The collectible is restricted to 2 sets per household and priced at $139.95.
The 2017 American Liberty Silver Four Medal Set is a unique product released as a part of the U.S. Mint’s celebration of its 225th anniversary. CoinNews wrote about this set previously. It includes four medals from four different minting facilities — each medal bearing a different finish. Since that first article, the Mint has revealed the set’s:
- pricing of $199.95,
- mintage of 50,000, and
- household order limit of two.
Below is a table that lists the two products with their release dates, limits and prices.
United States Mint Product Schedule for October 2017
|Release Dates||Numismatic Products||Limits||Prices|
|October 5||2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set||50,000||$139.95|
|October 19||2017 American Liberty Silver Four-Medal Set||50,000||$199.95|
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).
I am more interested in the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set because of the Silver Eagle. I am not interested in the Silver Medal Set at all. I wonder how fast the Silver Proof will sell out? I’ll try to buy two.