As of 2017, the United States Mint’s American Eagle bullion series features four metallic options. The oldest coins in the series are the Gold Eagle and Silver Eagle bullion specimens introduced in 1986. Over a decade later, the Platinum Eagle joined the collection in the late 1990s. In 2017, the Palladium Eagle joined the fray. Now, 2017 1 oz Palladium American Eagles are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Coins ship to you inside protective plastic slabs courtesy of the PCGS!
- First year of availability for the Palladium American Eagle!
- Original mintage limited to 15,000 coins only!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine palladium.
- Issued a face value of $25 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike specimen.
- The obverse side depicts Winged Liberty.
- On the reverse is an image of the American bald eagle.
Prior to the release of the Palladium American Eagle, the United States Mint had never issued a palladium bullion coin. The legislation from Congress authorizing the introduction of a palladium bullion coin in the American Eagle Series had been passed in 2010, but it would be another several years before the US Mint could introduce the coins.
Much of the delay came down to the high demand at the time for gold and silver coins in the series. Between 2010 and 2015, the Silver Eagle Series set several sales records, including back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015. With demand for other metals cooling down in 2017, the US Mint took the opportunity to get the Palladium Eagle into production.
The obverse side of 2017 1 oz Palladium Eagles features a depiction of Winged Liberty. This left-profile bust of Liberty depicts her figure with a winged Phrygian cap on her head, giving rise to the popular term of Mercury Dime for the US dime that this design originally appeared on. The coin was commonly referred to by that name for Liberty’s resemblance to Mercury, the Roman messenger god.
On the reverse of 2017 Palladium American Eagles is a design from the 1907 American Institute of Architect’s gold medal. The image shows the bald eagle perched on the edge of a cliff as it clutches a small sapling in its talons.
These 2017 1 oz Palladium American Eagles are Mint State 69 specimens. Coins in this condition showcase full, original mint luster with no more than two minor detractions. Examples of these flaws are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines that must be located outside the primary focal points of the coin. First Strike coins are those received within 30 days of the original release date.
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