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Did you know 2017 marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint. To mark this momentous occasion, the Mint introduced the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Medals. These silver medals are the medal counterpart of the unique gold coin design representing a modern rendition of Liberty. Emblematic figures of liberty have graced US coins and medals since the founding of the U.S. Mint.

This set is a collector's treasure. Medals are also graded on a 70-point scale, with 70 being absolute perfection. It is virtually impossible to find a medal like this in near-perfect 69 condition. The medals are also encapsulated in a tamper-proof holder to protect their condition for the future and to preserve the certification. This guarantees the medal's authenticity and condition as long as the case remains intact. The 40.6-millimeter American Liberty 1-ounce silver medals are struck on the same kind of blanks as are used for the American Eagle silver dollar.

Silver Medal Set Includes

  • Four American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Medals
  • Plastic grading cases
  • Display box
  • Certificate of authenticity

Silver Medal Specifications

  • Coin Type: American Liberty 225th Anniversary Silver Medal
  • Coin Grade: PR69
  • Certified By: ANACS
  • Diameter: 40.6mm
  • Mint Mark: S - San Francisco, CA; P - Philadelphia, PA; D - Denver, CO; and W - West Point, NY
  • Mintage Year: 2017
  • Purity of Silver: 0.9993 fine silver
  • Precious Metal Percentage: One troy ounce
  • Obverse: Features a profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars.
  • Reverse: Features a bold and powerful eagle in flight, with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain it.

Display Box Dimensions

  • 13-1/4" x 5-3/4" x 2-1/4"

Distributed by The Franklin Mint.

Coin Glossary:

Die: An engraved piece of metal used to stamp a design on a coin.

Die crack: A small, raised imperfection on a coin resulting from a crack in the stamping die.

Early release: The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) uses this designation for U.S. Bullion Coins during the first month of release from the U.S. Mint. To qualify for Early Release designation, NGC must receive the coins within 30 days of their release by the US Mint or properly documented as being received by an NGC approved entity within the same 30-day release period.

Encapsulated coin: A coin graded and authenticated by a professional coin service, then sealed in plastic.

Field: The typically flat area surrounding the relief and not used for legend or inscription.

Legal tender: Official money issued by the government.

Legend: The coin's primary lettering.

Lettered edge: An inscription added to the edge of a coin.

Luster: The quality of the surface brilliance on a Mint State or Uncirculated coin.

Mercury dime: Issued from 1916 to 1945, this U.S. dime featured a representation of Liberty in a winged hat that was commonly mistaken for the ancient god, Mercury.

Mint: A government controlled coin production facility.

Mint mark: A small letter stamped on a coin that indicates its mint origin, ex. "D" for Denver.

Mint Set: One coin from each of the available denominations in a particular year, produced by a single mint and made for circulation.

Mint State (Uncirculated): A regular production coin never used in trade and existing in its original condition.

Mintage: The number of coins produced.

NGC: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.

Numismatics: The collection and study of monetary objects such as coins and paper bills.

Obverse: Heads, or a coin's front side.

Patina: Surface discoloration, typically green or brown, caused by oxidation over time.

PCGS: Professional Coin Grading Service.

Planchet: A blank metal piece used to produce a coin.

Proof: Expertly polished planchets and dies produce these coins which feature an extremely high quality strike, resulting in unmatched detail and brilliant surface finish.

Reeded edge: A coin edge finish featuring parallel vertical grooves all the way around.

Relief: The raised portion of a stamped design that sits above the coin's field.

Reverse: Tails, or coin's back side.

Rim: The raised ring around the perimeter of a coin designed to reduce wear on the relief.

Strike: The act of stamping a coin.

Truncation: The bottom edge of a portrait or bust.

Wheat penny: Lincoln cents issued from 1909 to 1958 bearing the wheat ear design on the reverse.

About the Collection

Discover the collectability of The Franklin Mint - the world’s leading private mint for more than 45 years. Founded in 1964, the Franklin Mint first stepped into the international arena by striking legal tender coins for foreign nations. Shortly after, the company expanded and began offering the general public coins and collectibles of the utmost quality.

Today, Franklin Mint is known throughout the world for its impeccably crafted minted coins, die-cast models and collectible art. Offering rare pieces for first time and serious collectors, each item from the mint is an instant heirloom that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

About the Guest

Walter Kole is the Brand Curator for The Franklin Mint. As a member of the American Numismatic Association, Walter has over 30 years’ experience in the field of numismatics, philatelics, and related collectibles. He has purchased in excess of one million U.S. Mint and International official coins and limited commemorate issues. His decades of experience and passion for coins and collecting are evident in each rare piece that he presents.