2017 Silver Coins
Many mints around the world are well-known for producing a high-quality silver bullion coin that is released annually. These coins often carry the same design year after year, with a few key differences such as the date. Because of the high production standards used to make these coins, many investors and collectors find value in buying each year’s release.
What is a Silver Coin?
Though bullion coins and rounds look similar, there is one main factor that differentiates them. A round can be produced by any private mint, while a coin is produced by a sovereign mint. The government ensures the quality of bullion coins by regulating the manufacturing process.
Why Choose Sovereign Coins?
Sovereign coins remain a safe investment because the metal quality and purity is guaranteed by the government. Since these coins are produced by the government, they carry a legal tender value; though the metal content is often worth more than the coin’s face value in many cases. Additionally, sovereign coins are eligible for most self-directed precious metals IRA accounts.
What Silver Coins are Available?
Provident offers an assortment of sovereign silver coins, including new releases for 2017. We invite you to browse through the coins listed in each category below.
American Silver Eagle: The US Mint has been annually producing American Silver Eagles since 1986. Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse and an eagle sits on the reverse, each holding symbols of peace and liberty. Silver Eagles come in a brilliant uncirculated version and a proof version. Provident also offers a wide selection of Certified Silver Eagles.
Silver America the Beautiful Series: This series, manufactured by the US Mint, celebrates the beauty and history of American national parks and other notable sites. Five new coins, representing a different state or province, will be released each year until there are a total of 56 quarter-dollar coins. The 2017 designs include the Effigy Mounds in Iowa, Frederick Douglass’ home in Washington, DC, the Ozark riverways in Missouri, Ellis Island in New Jersey, and the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park in Indiana.
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf: Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint since 1988, The Silver Maple Leaf is considered the world’s first pure silver bullion coin. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse and the country’s signature maple leaf is pictured on the reverse. These coins are known for the radial lines seen on each field, which seconds as a security measure.
Australian Silver Kookaburra: Since 1990, the Silver Kookaburra has been considered the flagship coin series of the Perth Mint. The reverse, which gets a new design each year, features the famous bird. The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II can be found on the obverse. These coins have a low annual mintage, making them highly collectible.
Australian Silver Koala: Produced by the Perth Mint as a special limited edition coin, the Silver Koala celebrates the beloved marsupial. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse, and a new annual design design of a koala adorns the reverse.
Australian Silver Kangaroo: Introduced by the Perth Mint in 1993, the Silver Kangaroo has become well-known as one of few coins with an annual design change. The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II, and the reverse features the kangaroo, which is renowned as an Australian icon.
Perth Mint Lunar Silver Series: Produced by the Perth Mint, the Lunar silver series celebrates the Chinese Lunar Zodiac. Each new year is matched with a totem animal, and children are said to take on the qualities of the animal that reigns during their birth year. The obverse of these coins feature the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverses are dedicated to the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Chinese Silver Panda: Since 1983, the Chinese Mint has been making Silver Pandas to celebrate the iconic bear. A new annual panda design is featured on the obverse, and the reverse displays Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, the oldest Taoist temple.
Austrian Silver Philharmonic: Made by the Austrian Mint, the Silver Philharmonic represents the rich tradition of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Golden Hall is featured on the obverse and a collection of orchestral instruments is displayed on the reverse. This is the only silver coin denominated in Euros.
British Silver Britannia: Since 1998, the British Royal Mint has been manufacturing Silver Britannias. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the reverse is decorated with Britannia, the female embodiment of Great Britain.
Armenian Silver Noah’s Ark: Made by Geiger Edelmetalle, the Silver Noah’s Ark notes Armenia’s biblical roots. The Armenian coat of arms sits on the obverse, and the reverse features Noah’s Ark floating before Mount Ararat with a dove carrying an olive branch in the foreground.
Niue Mint Silver Hawksbill Turtle: Produced by the Niue Mint in New Zealand, the Silver Hawksbill Turtle recognizes this endangered species, which is native to the waters of New Zealand and Micronesia. This coin is noted for its proof-like finish. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the reverse features the turtle that gives the coin its name.
Somali Silver Elephant: Since 2004, the Bavarian State Mint in Munich, Germany has been manufacturing the Silver Elephant coins.The obverse features an elephant in the grasslands of Africa, and the reverse features the Somalian coat of arms.
Why Choose Provident?
Our partnership with the Elemetal Mint provides us the opportunity to offer a wide array of precious metal bullion at competitive prices. Whether buying or selling, Provident is committed to delivering quality service and the protection of your security.