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US Mint News – Gold Eagles, Proof Silver Eagle and Boys Town Centennial on Sale in March

Boys Town Centennial commemorative coins available March 9, Mint Announces Pricing


By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….
The United States Mint has announced its numismatic program for the month of March.

The 2017 American Gold Eagle Proof coins go on sale starting March 2 This includes the one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and one-tenth-ounce issues. A four-coin set containing all of the year’s Gold Eagles will also be available.

March 7 sees the release of the Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated five-ounce silver coin. Rolls and bags were released this week on February 6, and an official launch ceremony took place Tuesday, February 7 at a community high school near the park.

The Boys Town Centennial commemorative coin program kicks off on March 9, with the sale of the $5 gold, $1 silver and clad half dollar coins. It is the second and last commemorative program for the year; the Lions Clubs International Proof and Uncirculated silver dollar came out on January 18. Proof and Uncirculated versions of each denomination of the Boys Town commemorative will be available, as will a three-coin Proof set.

Pricing for the silver and clad coins is listed below; as usual, pricing for gold numismatic products depends on the Mint’s pricing grid and will be announced at a later date:

  • Boys Town Centennial Proof Silver Dollar$52.95
  • Boys Town Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar$51.95
  • Boys Town Centennial Proof Half Dollar$26.95
  • Boys Town Centennial Uncirculated Half Dollar$25.95

Later in the month, the 2017 American Silver Eagle Proof coin makes its debut on March 23. Additionally, the 2017 U.S. Mint Proof Set (S) will be available for purchase on March 29.

Of course, the current month isn’t even halfway done, so a handful of products scheduled for February have yet to be issued. The 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set becomes available for order on February 16. Kennedy 2017 half dollar 200-coin bags and two-roll sets go on sale February 22. And the Effigy Mounds National Monument three-coin set is scheduled for February 27.

The end of March is also the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 for the U.S. Mint. According to the Mint’s presentation at the Mint Forum held last October at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia, products tentatively scheduled for the third quarter (April-June) include the 225th Anniversary American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal, the America the Beautiful Quarters 2017 Uncirculated Set, the U.S. Mint 2017 Uncirculated Coin Set and Silver Proof Set, the 2017 American Gold Buffalo Proof coin, the 2017 American Gold Eagle Uncirculated coin and the 2017 American Silver Eagle Uncirculated coin.

Hubert Walker
Hubert Walker
Hubert Walker has served as the Assistant Editor of CoinWeek.com since 2015. Along with co-author Charles Morgan, he has written for CoinWeek since 2012, as well as the monthly column "Market Whimsy" for The Numismatist and the book 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (2020) for Whitman Publishing.

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