This article comes from our April 17, 2017, weekly issue of Coin World. Want to get all of our content, including special magazine exclusives? Subscribe today!
The Proof American Eagle silver dollar that will be included in two limited-edition 2017 sets will be a 2017-S coin, struck at the San Francisco Mint, and not a West Point Mint strike.
The 2017-S coin will be part of the 2017 Congratulations set, which will be released April 4, and in the 2017 Limited-Edition Silver Proof set, which is to be issued later in the calendar year.
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With the inclusion of a special Proof coin rather than the standard Proof coin, the Congratulations set for the first time since its introduction in 2012 will be a limited edition option in 2017, restricted to a product maximum of 75,000. (Although "restricted" this amount is considerably higher than the usual numbers recorded in Mint sales reports for the annual set.)
U.S. Mint officials have not disclosed a product maximum for the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof sets, nor whether a Proof 2017-W American Eagle silver dollar will be included in the set as well.
The 2017 Congratulations set is being offered at $54.95, with no household ordering limits. The specially packaged set is touted for gift-giving.
All previous Congratulation sets were struck to order and contained West Point Mint Proof American Eagle silver dollars.
The U.S. Mint offered for sale beginning March 23 the single Proof 2017-W American Eagle silver dollar at $53.95 per coin, with no product or household ordering restrictions.
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