1. U.S. Marshals Museum expects big things from commomorative coins
The U.S. Marshals Museum Board of Directors expect proceeds from the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary commemorative coins to provide a big chunk of funding for the 50,000-square-foot facility planned for the banks of the Arkansas River in the city of Fort Smith, Ark., according to a report by the Southwest Times Record.
The paper reports that the board is banking on $4 million to $5 million from the sale of the coins.
"The board on Tuesday approved a $77,000 increase to the coin marketing budget, from $35,000 to $112,500, which was approved by the museum finance committee in October, to market the commemorative coins," the Times Record report reads.
The U.S. Marshals commemorative coins are set for a 2015 release by the U.S. Mint.
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