Update: As of Friday morning, May 19, the Mint has corrected the catalog listing to indicate the medal is from the Philadelphia Mint.
Earlier today the U.S. Mint posted the first formal catalog images of the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary silver medal—the first of five medals, in four different finishes, to be released this year. The only one of these medals to be sold individually, according to a report by Coin World, is a Proof from the Philadelphia Mint. The other four medals, available only in a set, are to be a Philadelphia Reverse Proof strike, a San Francisco Proof strike, aDenver Uncirculated strike, and a West Point Enhanced Uncirculated strike.
When the Mint updated its calendar to include June 2017 releases, the American Liberty silver medal was scheduled for the 14th. The mint was listed as West Point, which stirred some speculation as to a possible change in the Mint’s plans. The images posted today, however, have a P mintmark in the lower left field on the reverse. It’s unclear whether “West Point” in the listing is an error, or the P-mintmarked image is serving as a placeholder until the W medals can be photographed. Mint News Blog has emailed the Mint’s Office of Corporate Communications and will post an update when we hear back.
The obverse and reverse (zoomable):
Slider images comparing the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary gold coin and silver medal designs:
Mint News Blog sponsor APMEX has the 2016 American Liberty silver medal, from both the S and W mints, in stock now.
And since we’re already here, the medal in its packaging, with booklet:
And the booklet by itself, confirming the impression from the image above that the medal on the cover does, indeed, look a bit odd—but perhaps it’s just the photo:
What do you think? Will you be queuing up for the single medal and/or the four-medal set? ❑