U.S. Marshals Museum banking on commemorative coins' success: Morning Report

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By , Coin World
Published : 12/11/14
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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.

Click here to read more about the U.S. Marshals commemorative coins and see what they look like

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