2017-P American Liberty Silver Medal PF-70 NGC Early ReleasesPRODUCT ID: 10835
These 225th Anniversary Silver medals were struck using a 1 oz .999 fine Silver planchet, which is normally reserved for the American Silver Eagle program. This medal is graded PF-70 by NGC with the Early Release attribution.
- Proof Medal contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Authenticated by NGC and given the PF-70 grade.
- The Early Releases label guarantees this medal was received by NGC within the first 30 days of the release.
- Obverse: Liberty as an African-American woman, wearing a coronet of stars, designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. Credit is given to both artists and the medal includes both their initials, “JK” and “PH.”
- Reverse: A bald eagle in flight designed by artist Chris T. Costello and engraved by Michael Gaudioso. The medal includes the Philadelphia "P" mintmark as well as the initials of the artists, “CTC” and “MG.”
- Rim: Smooth edge, rather than reeded.
- Medals are not legal tender.
The is the first 2017 Silver Medal of 2017, soon to be followed by a 2017 4-Medal Silver set which will include: a reverse proof medal from the Philadelphia Mint, a standard proof from the San Francisco Mint, an Uncirculated, or burnished, medal from the Denver Mint and a regular proof issue from the Philadelphia Mint.
Part of the exciting new collection of U.S. Mint Silver Medals, the Commission on Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) were both involved in selecting the new modern design of Lady Liberty. A new design was favored as noted in the comments of CCAC member Donald Scarinci,
“Show us Liberty in a new and contemporary way, and let’s shed these Civil War symbols, these hundred-year-old symbols that really don’t have the emotional impact to contemporary Americans that they did 100 years ago.”
Following on those sentiments, Chair Mary Lanin expressed, "We have an opportunity, all of us, to make a difference in applying a new perspective and to broaden the view of Lady Liberty which up to this point has been cast in a European classical mold. There are three things that we should keep in consideration: We should be inclusive of the fact that there are many races that make up the United States. We should be mindful that each of us has our own ideal of what a woman or Liberty should look like, and we may need to broaden that. And we should be sensitive when we make our choice that the characteristics are matching those ideals.”
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Sale items (if applicable)
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