The 2017 U.S. Mint Silver Proof set is a limited edition with only 50,000 sets. There are 8 coins in the set, all 90% Silver and from the San Francisco mint.
Hoarding comes naturally to us, as humans. Over the centuries humans have been hoarding metals under the earth. In modern times, hoarding takes on a new meaning and the person who hoards is called an obsessive compulsive person. But in ancient times, hoarding happened for completely sane reasons! And these hoards or caches as they may be called open wide the doors to the history of the period!
Silver-white and lustrous to look at, Palladium looks like a close cousin to Platinum. Even though it’s been around some time, it’s amazing that Palladium has never been used in a U.S. coin before. Palladium coins have found favor in other countries; ‘Canadian Palladium Maple leaf’, the ‘Chinese Palladium Giant Panda’, the ‘Australian Palladium Emu’ are a few of the famous Palladium coins across the World!
In 2010, Congress authorized the U.S. mint to issue Palladium Eagle coins and in September this year the first ever investment grade Palladium Eagles with high relief designs have been released!