When I first Purchased this from US Mint, I was 100% certain I would return this to the Mint from which it came :>}..as I waited to return, I realized, I had already purchased the 10C Mercury Dime Gold Commemorative & then I remembered I had entered a note to this great site, the ANA "blogâ€ť on the 25C Standing Liberty Gold Commemorative..Due partially to procrastination. (yes a bit lazy or as I like to refer due to my â€śtime scheduleâ€ť, the 3 Coins were all graded, encapsulated & WOW a New Gold Commemorative SET was now in my possessionâ€¦Then I felt I should refer back to US Mints Specifications, which somehow I over-looked or possibly again related to my â€śtime scheduleâ€ť:each of the 3 Coin â€śSetâ€ť Composition is .9999 Fine Gold (15.552 grams) :Oh the :WOWâ€ť factor really came as I decided to pick up my camera, ((tho a less used Version of my prior now â€śdamagedâ€ť camera-Ok no need for this commentâ€ť other then the effort of â€ślearningâ€ť new tasks can/do lead to â€śâ€ťHOBBIESâ€ťâ€ť).. and final review of the â€śPICâ€™sâ€ť, well I will leave the interpretation to all who visit:Enjoy the PICâ€™s
I received my first 2017 coin in my change today- a lone 2017-P cent. I was quite surprised to find it when I was checking my change, mainly because current year coinage doesn't start to appear where I live until about mid February. I was also surprised to see that they decided to add a P mintmark to the Philadelphia cents, as opposed to other years where the mintmark has been omitted. I can't really say I'm a fan of it. It is too big and they used the same "Times New Roman" font that is used on the rest of the coin. The relief is very low (not really surprised there), and the coin appears "lifeless". The obverse is also incredibly spotty and dinged up, but this is probably not the mint's fault as I did find it in circulation. While I'm not a huge fan of the Shield Cent series to begin with, I am still holding out hope that I will start seeing 2017 dimes and quarters soon. I have really high hopes for the quarters, as I personally really like the design picked for the Missouri and Indiana coins.