Because of PCGS's strict requirements for First Strike eligibility and since the existence of these coins was not announced until after the First Strike deadline, the population of these coins is sure to remain low - currently only 18 coins!
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Population of only 18 First Strike coins are known in MS-70.
- PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the perfect 70 condition of the coin and certifies its Philadelphia origin.
- Since the Mint did not announce the existence of Philadelphia minted coins until well after the deadline for First Strike eligibility, very few coins can be proven First Strike eligible.
- As of the Mint's announcement on March 20, 2017, less than 11% of 2017 Silver Eagles were minted in Philadelphia.
- Due to differences in processes at U.S. Mint facilities, far fewer Philadelphia minted coins grade a perfect MS-70 than their West Point counterparts.
- Obverse: Adolph A. Weinman’s design showing Lady Liberty draped in an American flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge.
- Reverse: A heraldic eagle is shown below 13 small stars, representing the original colonies.
- Sovereign coin backed by the U.S. government.
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PCGS limits the First Strike designation to coins that can be proven to have shipped from the U.S. Mint within the first 30 days of release. Because the U.S. Mint did not announce the information identifying this low-mintage issue until April, only coins that were certified as First Strike eligible at the beginning of 2017 and remained in sealed boxes since that time can receive this designation, ensuring the scarcity of First Strike coins. Further, due to manual packaging techniques used at the Philadelphia Mint, a dramatically lower percentage of coins grade a perfect MS-70 in comparison to the machine-packed West Point issues.
With only 1,000,000 coins minted as of March 20, 2017, the 2017 (P) Silver Eagle brings the appeal of a low mintage issue to the world's most popular Silver bullion coin. In comparison, the key date 1996 coin has a mintage of over 3.6 million. Don't miss the opportunity to add an MS-70 Philadelphia minted 2017 Silver Eagle to your collection today!