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U.S. Mint Ceremonial Strike of Lions Clubs Commemorative Coin Nov. 9

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WHAT:

Representatives from the United States Mint and Lions Clubs International will participate in a ceremonial strike of the 2017 Lions Clubs Proof Silver Dollar. To commemorate the organization’s centennial in 2017, Congress has directed the U.S. Mint to strike and issue up to 400,000 silver dollar coins.

The coins will not be available to the public until January 2017, making this a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the coins being produced before they’re released to the public.

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 11 a.m. (ET)

WHERE:

United States Mint at Philadelphia
151 N Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHO:

  • Rhett Jeppson – Principal Deputy Director, United States Mint
  • J. Frank Moore, III – Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Centennial Committee
  • Marc Landry – Plant Superintendent, United States Mint Philadelphia

About the United States Mint

usmintThe 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.

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United States Minthttps://www.usmint.gov/
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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