The United States Mint will open sales for the 2016 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service Commemorative Coins March 24 at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Public Law 113-291 authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollar coins, and 750,000 half dollar clad coins to commemorate the centennial of the National Park Service (NPS). The coins will be available in both proof and uncirculated qualities.
Product options and pricing are as follows:
Introductory sales pricing for these coins ends April 25, 2016, at 3 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect.
The three-coin proof set has a product limit of 15,000 units, with a limit of two sets per household.
Pricing for the gold coins has been established according to the range in which they appear on the Mint’s pricing grid for numismatic gold coins. Visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/ for current pricing information.
All sales prices include surcharges of $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin, and $5 for each half dollar clad coin, which are authorized to be paid to the National Park Foundation. The funds are to be used for projects that help preserve and protect resources under the stewardship of the NPS and promote public enjoyment and appreciation of these resources.
Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
In addition to online sales, the 2016 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service Commemorative Coins will be available for purchase following a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 24 at noon ET.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of March 24, 2016, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Digital images of the NPS 100th Anniversary Proof Clad Half Dollar, as well as the $5 gold and silver dollar coins, are available at http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=photo#NPSCentennial.
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