The originally scheduled Jan. 14 sales of the Proof and Uncirculated
2016-P Mark Twain silver dollars have been postponed indefinitely
while certificates of authenticity are reprinted to correct a factual error.
The U.S. Mint initially moved the original sales launch, set for
noon Eastern Times sales Jan. 14, to the same time on Jan. 27, but
subsequently pulled the coins from the sales line-up so the printing
error can be corrected.
The U.S. Mint had to scrap thousands of certificates of authenticity
that will accompany each silver dollar after it was discovered the
certificate incorrectly states the reverse design depicted Jim and
Huck from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer when the correct
reference is to Mark Twain's book Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn. The same inaccurate information had also been used in
publicity and promotional materials.
Sales of the Proof and Uncirculated 2016-W Mark Twain gold $5 half
eagle will still be offered beginning at noon ET Jan. 14. The Proof is
being offered at $364 and the Uncirculated at $359. The combined
maximum mintage id 100,000 of the gold coins.