What’s New in 2017 5

2016 saw the end of the Presidential Dollar Coins that had been out since 2007. Also, we celebrated the centennial of three coins in gold, the Mercury Dime, the Standing Liberty Quarter and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar.

So, what do we as collectors have to look forward to in 2017?

America the Beautiful Quarters

Five new designs for the National Park
collection will be included on the Washington Quarter this year:

  1. Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa
  2. Frederick Douglass National Historical Site in the District of Columbia
  3. Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri
  4. Ellis Island National Monument (Statue of Liberty) in New Jersey
  5. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana

Sacagawea Dollar

This year, the reverse of the dollar was have the image of Sequoyah, a Cherokee silversmith who would create the Cherokee Syllabary in the early 19th century. Some of the symbols look similar to different languages including Latin and Greek, but sound different. On the coin, it looks like he is writing “Sequoyah from Cherokee Nation” in Cherokee syllabary.

Lions Club International Commemoratives

Lions Club International will celebrate its centennial on June 7, 2017. The US Mint will release uncirculated and proof silver dollars to commemorate this celebration. The uncirculated and proof dollars will be limited to 400,000.

The obverse of the coin will display the founder of Lions Club International, Melvin Jones, and the logo. The reverse displays a male and female lion with their lion cub on a globe background.

Boys Town Commemoratives

Three coins will be released starting in March for the Boys Town Centennial: Clad Half Dollar, Silver Dollar, and Gold $5. For more information on these coins, click here.

US Mint’s 225th Anniversary

The US Mint began in 1792 in Philadelphia. As the country grew, branches would be added in different parts of the country in Charlotte, NC (1838-1861), Dahlonega, GA (1838-1861), New Orleans, LA (1838-1861, 1879-1909), San Francisco, CA (1854-present), Carson City, NV (1870-1893), Denver, CO (1906-present) and West Point, NY (1988-present).

To commemorate the anniversary, the mint will release the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin. Liberty will displayed on the obverse as an African American woman wearing a crown of stars. The reverse will be the American Eagle with “100 Dollars” and “1 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD”. On the edge will be “225TH ANNIVERSARY” with a star on each side. As well as commemorating the 225th anniversary of the mint, the coin will be the first in a series of diverse obverses. Future coins will depict Liberty as Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Indian-American. I don’t think it has been determined when the first coin will be released. According to the US Mint, there may be an announcement in April.

According to my friend Bob, the Philadelphia mint will be quietly adding a “P” mint mark to the Lincoln Cent for the anniversary. This will be the first time a “P” mint mark would be displayed on a US penny. It will be the only year we’ll see this as the mint mark will not be included in 2018. Have you seen one yet?

So, Keep Looking at your Change…

at least for the 2017-P cent. Who knows if we’ll ever see a “P” mint mark on a penny again.

This gives you an idea of what to expect this year. Will you get any of these coins?

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5 thoughts on “What’s New in 2017

  • JM80525

    Wow! I had forgotten how diverse US coins are.

    When I was a teenager, I started collecting Lincoln cents from pocket change in competition with my brother. Later, when the state quarters came out, we renewed our competition collecting them, again, from pocket change.

    If I find a 2017-P cent, I’ll be ecstatic! Though I have 2 1965 Washington quarters that somebody said were steel, but I didn’t think any quarters were minted with steel. Only a few Lincoln cents from the 1940s.

    Now I’m all excited. I guess I’ll have to get back into collecting again. I’d love to get my hands on some of the quarters you have listed here!

    • Kevin Post author

      The mint has been trying to more people collecting. I think the State Quarters was a good start. Now we have the National Park / America the Beautiful Quarters. They are suppose to be minting those until at least 2021. I’m still waiting for my state, but I think it will come out in 2018.

      I just found out about the 2017-P cent a week ago. The mint has really kept this quiet. I didn’t even find anything about this on the US Mint website. I wonder how many they’ll mint.

      I hope you do get back into coin collecting again!

  • Sherry and John

    I really enjoyed your page. I am not a coin collector, however you had plenty of information provided for me to become one. Since I am of Cherokee heritage I am very interested in the coin that will be released in 2017. Most people do not realize that coins are released or how often they are released. You are providing an incredible service with this page for 2017 coin release. I will bookmark your site for future coins. Thanks for sharing your unique hobby with us. Any thoughts on which gold coin would be considered more collectible? Would it be the American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin or the Boys Town Centennial: Gold $5?

    • Kevin Post author

      Thanks for the comment. I don’t think I have done a post on Sacagawea Dollars. If not, I’ll do it in the near future. The Sacagawea Dollars have been around since 2000, but like the Susan B. Anthony and Presidential Dollars, they haven’t gotten popular among most people. A change was made to the Sacagawea Dollars in 2009 to show a different Native American display on the reverse.

      It’s hard to say which gold coin would be more collectible. Neither have been released yet. If I had to guess, it would be the American Liberty Coin. It will be a full ounce of gold and have a denomination of $100. That alone might make it rarer than the Boys Town Centennial.