Today (October 5) at noon Eastern time, the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set (product code 17RC), will be available for purchase. Priced at $139.95, the product is attracting unusual attention because of its American Silver Eagle Proof coin, which this year is from the San Francisco Mint instead of West Point. The coins are available from the Mint in the 2017 Congratulations Sets (an instant sell-out their day of release on April 4) and the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. (The 2017 Proof ASE that is available for individual purchase is the usual West Point strike.)
With the second-lowest mintage (less than 125,000) among all regular ASE Proofs, the 2017-S has established itself as a key to the series even before the last 50,000 have been offered for sale. The 2017 Congratulations Sets have been going for around $125 on ebay, with graded coins getting considerably more.
The Mint has set a household order limit of 2 for the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, which contains:
- the American Eagle 1-ounce silver Proof coin with S mintmark
- all five 2017 Proof quarters from the America the Beautiful program (honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa; Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia; Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri; Ellis Island in New Jersey; and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana)
- the 2017 Proof Kennedy half dollar
- the 2017 Proof Roosevelt dime
All are .900 silver, with the exception of the silver Eagle, which is .999 fine.
Orders will be accepted online at https://catalog.usmint.gov or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing– and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.