2018 Silver Eagle and Palladium Proof Coins Among Anticipated Upcoming Releases
By CoinWeek News Staff ….
Over the weekend, the United States Mint added several new items to their official release schedule for 2018.
The Mint has two products scheduled for release in july. The 2018 American Gold Eagle one-ounce Uncirculated coin goes on sale July 12. Like the Proof version, the Uncirculated Gold Eagle is struck in 22-karat gold at the West Point Mint and features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ classic design for the $20 double eagle on the obverse. A family of bald eagles designed by sculptor Miley Tucker-Frost (née Busiek) resides on the reverse.
And on July 23, the Mint will make the San Francisco Mint 2018 Silver Reverse Proof Set available for sale. The Silver Reverse Proof Set contains reverse proof versions of the year’s circulating coinage: five America the Beautiful quarters (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan; Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wiconsin; Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota; Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia; Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island), one Lincoln cent, one Roosevelt dime, and one Jefferson nickel. One Kennedy half dollar and one Native American golden dollar are also included. All but the Lincoln cent, Jefferson nickel and Native American dollar come in 90% silver.
August 14 sees the release of the 2018 American Silver Eagle One Ounce Proof. Per usual, the coin features an adaptation of Adolph Weinman’s Walking Liberty on the obverse and John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle on the reverse.
The U.S. Mint begins its new silver presidential medal program on August 16 when it issues the George Washington and John Adams Silver Presidential Medals. Announced in January of this year, the program will be struck on Silver Eagle planchets and feature renditions of historical presidential medals.
Rolls and bags for the Cumberland Island National Seashore America the Beautiful quarter come out on August 27, with the five-ounce silver bullion coin available for order on August 30.
Finally, A date has been set! The 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Palladium Proof coin goes on sale September 6. The obverse features an adaptation of famed American sculptor Adolph A. Weinman’s ‘Winged Liberty’ as found on the classic Mercury dime, while the reverse features his design for the reverse of the 1907 American Institute of Architects (AIA) gold medal. Each coin will consist of one Troy ounce of .9995 fine palladium and have a face value of $25.
The 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore (GA) three-coin set will see release on September 13.
Yet to Come
Beyond September, upcoming Mint products are given a tentative schedule of “Fall 2018”. These include the America the Beautiful Quarters 2018 Circulating Coin Set; Block Island National Wildlife quarter rolls and bags; the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge 2018 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin; the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (RI) 2018 Quarter Three-Coin Set; the Breast Cancer Awareness 2018 Coin and Stamp Set; and the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set 2018.
And of course, there are a few items yet to be released in June.
The Voyageurs National Park 2018 Rolls and Bags comes out June 11, the Voyageurs National Park 2018 Uncirculated Five Ounce Silver Coin comes out June 14, and the Voyageurs National Park 2018 Quarter three-coin set comes out June 19.
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