The Philadelphia Mint will serve as the stage Nov. 9 for a ceremonial
first strike of the Proof 2017-P Lions Clubs International Century of
Service silver dollar.
The Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin
Act, Public Law 112-181, authorizes the production
and release of up to 400,000 Proof and Uncirculated silver dollars.
The 2017 commemorative silver dollars are scheduled to be released
sometime in January. The Philadelphia Mint will produce both versions.
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Scheduled to take part in the Nov. 9 ceremony, which is closed to
the public, are U.S. Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson; J.
Marc Landy, Philadelphia Mint plant manager; and J. Frank Moore III,
chairman of the Lions Clubs International Centennial Committee.
Approved designs for the 2017 Lions Clubs International Century of
Service silver dollar were revealed at the Lions Clubs International’s
99th annual convention in Fukuoka, Japan.
Lions Clubs International unveils
approved commem designs in Japan: The
organization's annual convention in Fukuoka, Japan, served as the
stage for the unveiling of the approved designs for the 2017 Lions
Clubs International Century of Service silver dollar.
The approved obverse rendered by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program
artist Joel Iskowitz and sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor
Joseph F. Menna features a portrait of Lions Club International
founder Melvin Jones paired with the Lions Clubs International logo.
The reverse of the coin, rendered by AIP artist Patricia
Lucas-Morris and sculptured by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Donald
Everhart II, depicts a male and female lion with a lion cub,
superimposed over a globe.