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First US Palladium Coin

Coin of the Week – Palladium Eagle

On September 25th, 2017 the US Mint released the first ever US Palladium coin. It is called a Palladium Eagle, and has the Mercury dime head design, and an Adolph Weinman eagle design on the reverse. The coin has a denomination of $25. It has a strong high relief design to it.

Originally it could only be bought from distributors contracted with the US Mint, and sold for about $1100. At the time of this writing, they are now trading anywhere from $1500 up to several thousand dollars depending on the label and holder type. The Mint only produced 15,000 pieces. Next year the US Mint will produce a proof version of the coin that they intend to sell direct to the collector.

Overall this coin is a winner on eye appeal. It’s hard to say what the collector value will be long term. But if you buy what you like, and it fits in your budget, you’ll want to own one of these!

Palladium Eagle - PCGS MS69
Palladium Eagle - PCGS MS69 - obverse  Palladium Eagle - PCGS MS69 - reverse

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