The 2017 American Liberty Gold Coin is the first in a series of .9999 pure 24-karat gold coins that will be released by the United States Mint in the years to come. Each one will feature a new depiction of Liberty. The all-new 2017-W 1 oz High Relief Gold American 225th Anniversary American Liberty Coin is now available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a stunning, black-lacquered hardwood presentation case from the United States Mint.
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity!
- Mintage limited to 100,000 coins only!
- Celebrates US Mint’s 225th Anniversary!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $100 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse includes the image of Liberty as never seen before.
- Reverse depicts the American bald eagle in a new relief.
- Proof finish with high-relief striking and edge lettering!
These new 225th Anniversary celebratory coins feature just the second-ever use of edge lettering on a United States Mint coin. The technology and design concept was introduced for the first time by the US Mint with the release of the 2016 American Silver Eagle, marking that coin’s 30th anniversary release.
This depiction of Liberty as an African-American woman is the first, with those to follow later depicting contemporary forms of Liberty as an Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Indian-American. The coins debuted from the United States Mint on April 6, 2017, with an anticipated mintage level for all releases of 100,000 coins.
On the obverse is the left-profile portrait of Liberty with African-American features. Instead of the traditional use of a wreath of laurels for her crown, this Liberty wears the crown of stars found on the Statue of Freedom atop the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC. This design was created by Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Justin Kunz and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
The reverse of the coin is the powerful image of an American bald eagle flight. You’ll note every facet of the bird’s feathers visible and it sharp eyes keenly watching the horizon as it flies through the coin’s design field. The reverse field has its own set of creators, with Mint Artistic Infusion Program designer Chris T. Costello creating the image and Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso bringing it to life.
All of the 225th Anniversary coins from the United States Mint are struck by the West Point Mint facility, as indicated by the presence of a “W” mint mark on the coin’s surface.
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