The United States Mint will open sales for product options in the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program today (March 9) at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Product options and their prices are as follows:
Products containing gold coins will be priced according to the Mint’s 2017 Pricing of Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum Products Grid posted at https://www.usmint.gov/.
The introductory sales period ends on April 10 at 3 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect.
Public Law 114-30 authorizes the Mint to strike and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 350,000 silver dollar coins, and 300,000 half dollar clad coins in proof and uncirculated finishes. Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof to uncirculated coins minted within the authorized mintage limits.
The sales price of each coin includes surcharges-$35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin, and $5 for each clad half dollar coin-which the law authorizes the Mint to pay to Boys Town in support of its mission of caring for and assisting children and families in underserved communities across America.
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 https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
In addition to online and telephone sales, the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins will be available for purchase following a ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel Ballroom; 415 New Jersey Ave, NW; Washington, DC 20001.
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.
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