2017 Platinum Eagle, Liberty High Relief, and Boys Town Design Candidates

Today, March 15, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will discuss a large group of design candidates at the U.S. Mint Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The agenda includes discussions of possible designs for the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program, the 2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin, and the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal. Members of the committee will also discuss a possible series of bronze medals considered for issue along with the 2017 World War I Commemorative Coin Program. There are a lot of images and I happen to be traveling today, so I apologize for the unwieldy formatting. The candidates are included below, separated by obverse and reverse designs.

2017 20th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin

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2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal

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Reverses:

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2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program

Gold:

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Silver:

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  1. MN Printer says

    I am not going to buy any of the coins depicted above but it certainly wouldn’t cause me to “leave the hobby”. I don’t care for most of the current stamp designs but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying stamp collecting. I still think the ATB pucks are great and I keep one on my desk at all times to look at and enjoy.

  2. Sith says

    @Ilio – I disagree that the coins are “white”, but you can definitely argue the point and win. However saying that race was not the reason it these figures were chosen, they represent Greek ideals and as such they use Greek art. Although the founding fathers set up a system based more on Sparta then Athens, they idolized the Athen’s democracy. IMHO if the mint wants to reflect liberty using African American why do they maintain the Greek art style, they need to go all in and use African art styles of Liberty. Simply placing a “minority” facade on classic Greek art is not cutting the mustard. The whole project seems forced…

    @tP – “The mint decides to create a new coin line – that is alienating the collector base to a certain extent.”
    – I don’t see how this can alienate a collector base, you don’t have to buy what you don’t like, now saying that what I think is alienating the collector base is the Mint’s wishy washy approach, first it was going to be a series, then a one off, now its a series again.

  3. cagcrisp says

    Gold fixes are in for tomorrows Launch of the AGE’s.

    1 oz Proof AGE $1,560.00
    1/2 oz Proof AGE $795.00
    1/4 oz Proof AGE $410.00
    1/10 oz Proof AGE $175.00
    4 coin set Proof AGE $2,890.00

  4. says

    Louis said:
    … And by the way, he [Jeppson] does have business experience. He ran his father’s [home construction] business when his father became ill.

    That brief foray into the private sector in the early ’90s brings nothing to the table when the issue is how to best improve the operation of the US Mint. He has no discernible experience in retailing/marketing, precious metals markets, numismatics, or (and most importantly), manufacturing.

    Jeppson brags that one of his most important accomplishments since his appointment to the newly created position of Principle Deputy Director of the Mint has been to establish hiring quotas for military veterans. While that sounds nice, it is completely unrelated to accomplishing the Mint’s mission.

    I think most readers are familiar with complaints posted here as comments about receiving defective products from the Mint. These defects are almost always attributable to poor quality controls and are one of the most important issues the Mint needs to correct, IMHO. I doubt, before arriving at the Mint, Jeppson had ever heard about W. Edwards Deming or quality improvement methods like Six Sigma. The successful path to improved manufacturing quality always starts at the top. Quality improvement programs usually end up being charades unless the top boss understands and proselytizes them. That seems unlikely with Jeppson, who lacks the experience and apparently has other priorities.

    My candidate for Director of the Mint already works there and understands the importance of manufacturing quality control. Her name is Stacy Kelley.

  5. cagcrisp says

    Truman vs. Eisenhower vs. Johnson (Updated through Sales on 03/16/16)

    I’ve tracked the Truman’s since 08/02. Total bay Sales I’ve tracked since 08/02/15 for the Truman’s in OGP are 1,062 through 03/16/16…

    1st 62 Sold Averaged $201.00
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $204.81
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $205.93
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $192.91
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $193.37
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $193.64
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $195.57
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $214.75
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $225.36
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $222.94
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $237.11
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $243.05
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $240.99
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $245.65
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $260.90
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $215.29
    Next 59 Sold Averaged $206.12
    Last 56 Sold Averaged $211.60

    I’ve tracked the Eisenhower’s since 08/17. Total bay Sales I’ve tracked since 08/17/15 for the Eisenhower in OGP are 2,503 through 03/16/16…

    1st 215 Sold Averaged $206.68
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $190.01
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $181.08
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $169.49
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $165.77
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $164.73
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $160.19
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $153.62
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $159.39
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $156.52
    Next 208 Sold Averaged $152.27
    Last 208 Sold Averaged $124.68

    I’ve tracked the Johnson’s since 10/27. Total bay Sales I’ve tracked since 10/27/15 for the Johnson in OGP are 1,689 through 03/16/16…

    1st 150 Sold Averaged $96.79
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $94.92
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $87.71
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $81.82
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $78.00
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $72.00
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $73.20
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $72.21
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $70.87
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $72.18
    Next 150 Sold Averaged $70.74
    Last 39 Sold Averaged $70.86

  6. cagcrisp says

    You can look at a Gold index chart, straight up

    You can look at a Oil index chart, straight up

    You can look at a USD index chart, straight down

    Whether they Hold or Not is as the Mint would say “TBD”…

  7. tP says

    @Sith…– I don’t see how this can alienate a collector base, you don’t have to buy what you don’t like, now saying that what I think is alienating the collector base is the Mint’s wishy washy approach, first it was going to be a series, then a one off, now its a series again.

    The point is they are targeting a group of collectors they don’t have. To me that is basically alienating the customer’s they do have, and they have done nothing to reach the customer’s they want through marketing.

    I do plan on purchasing what I like – and the mint is making my choices much simpler.

  8. John Q. Coinage says

    IP I agree, who is their target audience? Ben Carson? We are a melting pot, not a X pot, no diversity here, it is forced as other said, and to quote Mel Brooks (or was it Richard Pryor?) re: ‘o17 HR “Where the white women at?”

  9. John Q. Coinage says

    Designs 13 & 16 are jokes …..how about adding on one “Baby on board” or “Hillary ’16!” yes justice weighs out a determination of law, with a heart… W T F

  10. So Krates says

    @ John Q Coinage – A white woman is on the PAE at the top of the page and in many of the HR designs. While the concept of race is dubious at best, a best guess at ethnicity yields:

    Caucasian 10,11,12
    Predominately white features 7,19,20,23
    White /Mixed European? 17,18
    Could be white 5,6

    That’s about 30-50% white women

  11. John Q. Coinage says

    So Krates,- APE is SOL, so the only issue there is the great amount of effort put into the reverse (NONE!)
    As to the HR coins, we are old but maybe I need glasses, mayb I don’t -> I really don’ mind nor care, but it is so blatent- L00K @ #s 7, 11, {maybe 19, & 20} are not whitr women, 19 & 20 something else, 23 whitish, but #’s 5 & 6 the subjects are clearly African American. again are we starting a series of racial representation PC coins r depictions of Liberty? 13 & 16 are bizarre and in #15 is she holding a socket wrench?

  12. HB Guy says

    The Gold High Relief designs are hideous. What did the USM do: ask Ebony to submit their ugliest women? Not interested in PC designs on what should be a classic coin.

  13. So Krates says

    @ John Q. – This is a silly conversation but …..

    APE = SOL which clearly has the face of a Caucasian woman.

    You say it is “so blatent (sic)” that #11 is not white. I disagree. While her lips are full, she has a strong, straight Roman type nose and light colored slightly wavy hair. You must consider hair type when trying to determine ethnicity. While there are several obverse designs with examples of “black” (naturally kinky/tight spiraled) hair, but #5 & #6 which you say are “clearly African American” have hair types that are straight and light colored.

    Again, I concede this is a stupid conversation…kinda like when I saw people on Fox News arguing that Santa Claus is white and can’t be black.

  14. Jerry Diekmann says

    I am, neither a politician or a bigot, but I won’t be laying out any money for any coins anymore that are PC or obviously show racial figures that don’t look anything close to the Statue of Liberty. If that makes me a narrow-minded old coot, than so be it. These renditions for the most part are just terrible and I won’t be supporting any coins that look close to any of these. I will save my money and maybe buy a palladium proof coin if one is issued. At least I know it will be a beautiful coin.

    I would be interested in knowing if the centennial tribute coins will have the same diameter and/or thickness of the original silver coins, or at least the same as the fractional gold coins. If not, I won’t be buying any of these either. The more time goes by, the less I buy from the Mint. If any of these ideas are coming from this Jeppson guy, he is definitely on target to ruin the hobby, IMO. Does anything in Washington, DC work right any more?

  15. Jerry Diekmann says

    Louis – your comment about you and many of us not liking whatever these Pt, Au, or Ag designs that will eventually be chosen is right on. Actually, I think the Mint may be doing a lot of us a favor. The poor people who spent so much money on completing an undistinguished series like the FS gold coins won’t have to spend money on completing some other have-to-get series. I’m OK with the 2015 HR gold coin, but I have no .desire to be caught up having to buy ugly or PC coins just because they are in some series. We collectors should have known that the Mint doesn’t give a damn about collectors or series after the 2009 Ag proof was not minted. I have one FS coin – the Jacqueline Kennedy, and that’s all I need – I consider it in my type set of different USA coins and series.

    And as for the civil rights designs that some blogger have posted, I agree with them. I would like to see a commem coin issued for Martin Luther King, Jr., and then let’s move on to other areas of importance and interest. We can’t change our country’s unfortunate history regarding slavery, discrimination, the Dred Scott and Plessy vs. Ferguson SCOTUS decisions, the Trail of Tears, Sand Creek, and Wounded Knee, civil rights and its aftermath, all of which were brought to our shores from Europe long before we ever became the USA.

  16. Jerry Diekmann says

    Are the gold medals and the silver medals of this “series” supposed to have the same designs each year? I don’t think this series is even warranted, but I said the same thing nine years ago about the FS series.

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