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U. S. Mint Unveils Designs for Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins

2017 Boys Town Centennial commemorative coin design candidates

By United States Mint …..

WHAT:

Representatives from the United States Mint and Boys Town will unveil the designs for the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins at the Boys Town Music Hall in Boys Town, Nebraska.

Pursuant to Public Law 114-30, the designs of the gold, silver and clad coins are emblematic of the 100 years of Boys Town, one of the largest nonprofit child care agencies in the United States.

In addition to the coin design unveiling with remarks from United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson, the ceremony includes a performance by Boys Town youth. The event is free and open to the public.

The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins will be available for purchase from the United States Mint during 2017.

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 10 a.m. (CT)

WHERE:

Boys Town Music Hall
13715 Flanagan Blvd.
Boys Town, NE 68010

WHO:

  • Rhett Jeppson, Principal Deputy Director, United States Mint
  • Cordell Cade, Mayor of Boys Town
  • Kymani Bell, Vice Mayor of Boys Town
  • Dan Daly, EVP, Director of Youth Care, Boys Town
  • Jerry Davis, VP of Advocacy, Boys Town

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.

United States Mint
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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