Annually, mints such as the US Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint issue new and updated versions of their bullion coins. Sometimes very little changes from one issue to the next, and sometimes major changes are implemented. ITM Trading has the 2017 bullion coins from these mints available now for purchase online.

ITM Trading offers very competitive pricing on these bullion pieces, and also offers discounts for larger purchase orders. All orders from ITM Trading will be delivered registered and insured through the US Postal Service. Orders ship quickly once funds are received. You may pay for your gold and silver bullion coin order with a credit or debit card, a wire transfer, a cashier’s check, or a personal check. Payments by check require additional time to process and will be shipped once funds have cleared.

Following is a quick synopsis of the American Silver Eagle and the American Gold Eagle, as well as the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and Canadian Silver Maple Leaf, all which of are 2017 bullion coins available now. If you are considering beginning or adding to your precious metals portfolio, this is an article you should read. Not all bullion coins are created equally, and this article points out some of the differences between the most popular gold and silver 2017 bullion coins.

2017 Bullion Coins Available : Silver American Eagle.

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The obverse, or front of the coin, displays an elegant rendition of the Walking Lady Liberty. This design was created by Adolph A. Weinman. The design is a favorite of Americans and was very popular when it originally graced the Walking Liberty Half Dollar silver coin. The fifty-cent piece was minted from 1916 to 1947.

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The back of the coin, or reverse, shows the engraved depiction of a heraldic eagle behind a shield. The heraldic eagle has been gracing American coinage since the late 1700’s. Earlier versions of the eagle were said to more closely resemble a scrawny chicken. The dignified and bold version of the eagle on the 2017 strike is the work of engraver John Mercanti.

Besides the eagle, which is clutching arrows in the right talon and an olive branch in the left, the reverse of the coin also is marked with inscriptions. “ONE DOLLAR” is the value given, and the weight of “1 OZ. FINE SILVER” is also stated. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” is scripted into an arc that frames the top half of the coin. The design also incorporates five-pointed stars to represent the Thirteen Colonies, as well as the motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. This phrase is Latin and translates, “Out of many, one.”

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The Metal.

The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. For this reason, among others, silver purity is key. The silver contained in these coins is 99.9% pure. About one-tenth of one percent of the coin is copper. The mass of the coin is 1 troy ounce or 31.103 grams. This weight of silver is struck into a coin that has a thickness of .1173 inches (2.98 mm) and a diameter of 1.68 inches (40.6mm) . The edge of the coin has a grooved finish.

2017 Bullion Coins Available : Gold American Eagle.

The Coin.

The Gold American Eagle bullion coin is the most popular gold bullion coin that the US Mint produces. In 1985, legislation was passed which created the coin and outlined very specific production requirements that are adhered to until this day.

The front design, or obverse, is a regal rendition of Lady Liberty as envisioned and created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. In addition to Lady Liberty, a depiction of The Capitol Building can be seen behind her to the left.

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Lady Liberty carries in her right hand a torch while holding an olive branch in her left. The word “LIBERTY” is scripted prominently in raised letters. These letters curve around the top of the coin. The front of the coin is also struck with the year the coin was minted, as well as the mintmark if there is one.

The back of the coin, or the reverse of the coin, displays a very detailed engraving of a male eagle, wings outstretched. It is flying over a nest of two eaglets and a female eagle. The male eagle carries an olive branch in his talons. The words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” arc around the top of the coin. The legal tender value of “50 DOLLARS” and the guarantee of “1 OZ. FINE GOLD” are curved around the bottom of the coin. On either side of the eagles is a motto. “E PLURIBUS UNUM” to the left and “IN GOD WE TRUST” to the right. This design is the work of artist Miley Busiek.

The Metal.

The American Gold Eagle is not 24 karat gold.  The American Gold Eagle is 22 karat gold. In this case, the alloy (blend of metals) is a particular blend known as “Crown Gold”.  5.33% of this coin is copper. 3% of the mass of this coin is silver. The remaining 91.67% of this coin is pure gold. This mixture forms a harder metal and is better suited for the making of durable coins. The mixture also enhances the lustrous shine of the coin.

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The US gold bullion coin is produced in fractional sizes. They are 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10th troy ounce versions, and are marked as such. These coins contain their stated weight in pure gold, but also contain copper and silver. ITM Trading offers these fractional US gold 2017 bullion coins as well.

2017 Bullion Coins Available : Canadian Silver Maple Leaf.

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The 2017 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is struck by the Royal Canadian Mint and released for distribution by the Canadian government. The front of the coin, or obverse, carries the raised likeness of Queen Elizabeth II. The 2017 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf displays the most recent likeness of the Queen. This profile was captured by artist Susanna Blunt and has been used on Canadian coinage since 2004.

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Arcing above the profile of the Queen are the letters “Elizabeth II”. Below the Queen, in an upside-down arc, are the coin’s denomination and the year of the strike. They read “5 DOLLARS” and “ 2017”.

The reverse, or back of the coin, is dominated by a large maple leaf. The maple leaf is raised and highly detailed. Above the maple leaf is the word “CANADA”. Below the maple leaf arc the words “FINE SILVER” and “1 OZ. ARGENT PUR”. On either side of the maple leaf reads “9999”. This is the purity mark. In this case, the coin is 99.99% pure silver.

The Metal.

The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is renowned for being a very pure silver bullion coin. The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf weighs 31.1035 grams or one troy ounce. The coin has a diameter of 37.97 millimeters or 1.4948 inches. The thickness of the coin measures .1295 inches or 3.29 millimeters. The edge of the coin is serrated, or reeded.

In addition, the 2017 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf also incorporates anti-counterfeiting and impressive security technology. In 2014 the Canadian silver bullion coin received two new technical advances that carry through to the current 2017 strikes. First, radial lines emanate from the center of both the front and rear designs. The fine lines appear behind the main images. The lines give the coin a lustrous shimmer that other silver bullion coins do not possess.

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Furthermore, like the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf carries a small laser micro-engraved textured maple leaf. Inside of the maple leaf, there are two digits which correspond with the year the coin was struck. Low power magnification is often required to see the finest details of this security feature.

2017 Bullion Coins Available : Canadian Gold Maple Leaf.

The Coin.

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is a bullion coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The coin is issued and guaranteed by the government of Canada. The obverse or front of the coin displays the profile of Queen Elizabeth II. The value of the coin is also stated on the obverse. In the case of the one-ounce gold coin, the value is “50 DOLLARS”. The year the coin was struck, in this case, 2017, is also cleanly incorporated into the design.

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The reverse, or back of the coin, displays the Canadian Maple Leaf. This leaf is the national symbol of Canada. On either side of the leaf are four nines (9999). These nines indicate that the coin is 99.99% pure gold, or 24 karat. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is revered as being some of the purest available gold. The word “CANADA” appears across the top of the coin while the words “FINE GOLD” and “1 OZ OR PUR” arc around the bottom of the back of the coin.

The Metal.

The one troy ounce (31.1035 grams) Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins have a diameter of 30.00 millimeters or 1.1811 inches. The coins also have grooved edges. The Royal Canadian Mint produces these coins in several fractional sizes. The one ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/10th, and 1/20th Canadian Gold Maple Leaf 2017 bullion coins are available for sale on the ITM Trading website.

2017 Bullion Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint added unique security factors in recent years that carry over to the 2017 mintage. In 2013, engravers added a laser micro-engraved textured maple leaf to the reverse design. Inside the small maple leaf are two digits corresponding to the year the coin was struck. Low-power magnification is required to see the fine of details of this security measure.

Then, in 2015, the Royal Canadian Mint took gold bullion security to the next level. Small radial lines were added that emanate from the center of the coin and stem outwards. The lines appear only in the back “field” of the coin and do not obscure the designs, both front and back, central to the coin. The fine lines create a rich shimmer and luster.

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Whether you need $500 dollars worth of Canadian Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins or $500,000 worth of Gold American Eagles, ITM Trading can help you acquire your physical precious metals. ITM Trading makes owning precious metals easy.

Gold and silver bullion coins offer protection from inflation and bank bail-ins, among other financial pitfalls. 2017 Bullion coins are also a great way to diversify out of paper currencies and paper investment products. Gold and silver are both currencies that have no counter-party risk. This means that gold and silver do not require any government, bank, or entity to redeem their value; gold and silver have intrinsic value.

2017 Bullion Coins Available For Your IRA.

If you are considering converting your IRA or 401k to precious metals, ITM Trading can help you achieve this goal. In most cases, you can easily transfer funds from an existing 401k or IRA account to open and fund a precious metals-backed IRA without penalties or tax consequences.

Call an ITM Trading representative at 1.888.OWN.GOLD with your questions and concerns. Once your questions have been answered, ITM Trading can assist you in opening your precious metals-backed IRA and then fulfill the physical metals transfer to the IRA approved vaulting facility of your choice.

Bullion versions of the American Gold Eagle and the American Silver Eagle are eligible to be held inside of your precious metals-backed IRA. Likewise, can be said for both the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf.

Let ITM Trading be your dealer of choice when it comes time to begin or add to your portfolio. The 2017 bullion coins available now are very likely to increase in cost and value. Don’t delay. Open your ITM Trading online account today.