U.S. Mint announces new products for April; American Liberty gold coin part of the Mint’s 225th Anniversary celebrations
By CoinWeek News Staff ….
[UPDATE 3/3/17: The Mint has announced pricing for the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin. At the current weekly average price of gold, the coin will retail for $1,640 USD. Click here for the Mint’s pricing guide.]
According to their recently updated online product schedule, the United States Mint has given the 2017 edition of the American Liberty High-Relief Gold Coin a release date of April 6. The coin, which notably features an African-American Lady Liberty, also features the edge inscription * 225th ANNIVERSARY * in honor of 225 years of production at the Philadelphia Mint. A mintage limit of 100,000 pieces is currently in effect.
The Mint’s 225th Anniversary takes place on April 2, 2017.
Other mint products slated for an April release include Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Rolls and Bags (April 3), the 2017 Congratulations Set (April 4), the America the Beautiful Quarters 2017 Uncirculated Coin Set (April 10), and the Frederick Douglass Quarter 3-Coin Set (April 24). The Frederick Douglass quarter is the second America the Beautiful issue for 2017.
In the meantime, several important releases are scheduled for March:
–The 2017 American Gold Eagle One Ounce, Half Ounce, Quarter Ounce and One-Tenth Ounce Proof coins, along with the four-coin American Gold Eagle set, will be available for order tomorrow, March 2.
–The 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful Uncirculated Five Ounce silver coin comes out on March 7.
–March 9 sees the release of the Boys Town Centennial Proof and Uncirculated $5 gold coin, silver dollar and clad half dollar, along with the three-coin Proof set.
–The 2017 American Silver Eagle One Ounce silver Proof coin will be issued on March 23, and
–The 2017 U.S. Mint Proof Set comes out March 29.
CoinWeek will watch sales of the 2017 American Liberty gold coin carefully and keep you updated. A silver medal version of the coin is expected next quarter, so since it is not in the line up for April, one must tentatively assume that the 2017 American Liberty silver medal will be released in either May or June.
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