at the Mark
Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Mo., are
accommodating local residents interested in the 2016 Mark Twain gold
and silver commemorative coins, placing a bulk order on their behalf.
facility's executive director, Henry Sweets, said Feb. 12 the initial
order to be placed with the U.S. Mint will comprise approximately 45 Proof 2016-W Mark Twain gold $5 coins and 130 Proof 2016-P Mark Twain silver dollars. The
museum is not placing any orders for the Uncirculated version of
said the museum is placing the order to alleviate some of the
obstacles the museum's visitors may encounter trying to place the
order directly with the Mint online or by phone.
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said the museum is not receiving any bulk discount for the coins,
having to pay the introductory price that is in effect for each of the
coins during the first 30 days of sale by the Mint, after which a
higher regular issue price will be charged.
said the museum will likely place additional orders for the coins
should demand be sufficient.
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum is one of four beneficiary
organizations designated in Public Law 112-201 to receive a quarter of the
net surcharges from the sale of the coins, after the Mint recoups all
production and related costs. A $35 surcharge is part of the purchase
price of each gold $5 coin, and a $10 surcharge is included in the
price of each silver dollar.
Mark Twain gold coins went on sale as scheduled Jan. 14, whereas sales
of the silver dollars were postponed until Feb. 1 because of a printing error with the certificate of authenticity.