WASHINGTON-The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin (product code 17EA) on March 23 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The obverse (heads side) of this coin features Adolph A. Weinman’s full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. Its reverse (tails side) features former Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti’s heraldic eagle with shield, an olive branch in the right talon and arrows in the left.
American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coins are struck on .999 fine silver blanks and bear the “W” mint mark indicating their production at the United States Mint at West Point. Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a satin-lined blue velvet presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The 2017 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin is priced at $53.95. Orders will be accepted at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at https://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
There is no household order limit for this product. Customer demand will determine the number of coins minted.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold, and platinum bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225).
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time March 23, 2017, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.