UPDATE: The U.S. Mint announced Sept. 14 that the mintage limit for
the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal set will be
50,000 with a household ordering limit of two sets.
The price for the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Four-Medal
set, to be issued by the U.S. Mint at noon Eastern Time Oct. 19, is $199.95.
The announcement was posted Sept. 12 in the
On Spt. 14, the Mint posted on its website that the product will be
limited to a maximum release of 50,000 sets, with a household ordering
limit of two sets.
Collectors had been wondering whether there would be set mintages
for the four-medal set or if the sets would be struck to order as is
the single Proof 2017-P American Liberty 225th Anniversary
silver medal released June 14 at $59.95 each. Through the Mint’s
Sept. 4 sales report, the Mint recorded sales of 43,947 of that medal.
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The four-medal set holds one American Liberty 1-ounce .999 fine
silver medal from each of the four U.S. Mint production facilities,
with each medal bearing a different finish and each bearing the Mint
mark of the facility where the medal was struck. The blanks have the
same specifications as those used to strike American Eagle silver coins.
The set’s 2017-P medal, from the Philadelphia Mint, has a Reverse
Proof finish (with mirrored devices against frosted fields); the
2017-D piece, from the Denver Mint, has an Uncirculated finish (the
planchets are burnished by being tumbled with steel media in a
cleaning and brightening solution and then dried before striking); the
2017-S medal, from the San Francisco Mint, has a standard Proof
surface (with frosted devices against mirrored fields); and the finish
on 2017-W medal from the West Point Mint is termed Enhanced
Uncirculated (struck on burnished planchets by dies on which design
elements were selectively treated with varying intensities of laser
frosting and polishing).
All four medals bear the same designs that appear on the 2017-W
American Liberty 225th Anniversary gold $100 coin, except without coin
inscriptions. The obverse design is a modern rendition of Liberty as
an African-American woman, and the reverse depicts an eagle in flight.