The U.S. Mint
will open sales at noon Eastern Time Jan. 29 for the three-coin 2015 United States Marshals Service 225th
Anniversary commemorative coin program.
Among the products to be offered is the three-coin Proof set limited
to 15,000 sets. The set contains Proof versions of the gold $5 half
eagle, silver dollar and copper-nickel clad half dollar.
The Proof and Uncirculated $5 gold coins are being struck at the West Point Mint with the W Mint mark; the silver
dollars at the Philadelphia Mint with the P Mint mark; the
Proof half dollar at the San Francisco Mint with the S Mint mark; and the
Uncirculated half dollar at the Denver Mint with the D Mint mark.
The Mint has revealed pricing for the Proof and Uncirculated silver
dollars and copper-nickel clad half dollars. The gold coins and the
three-coin Proof set containing a gold Proof will be priced closer to
their release date because of the frequent changes in the price of gold.
Introductory, regular pricing
The pricing information released includes introductory prices and
regular prices. An introductory price is traditionally in effect for
30 dates from the launch date of a commemorative coin program, after
which the regular price is charged.
Prices for the United States Marshals Service silver dollars
and copper-nickel clad half dollars, with the introductory price
listed first, followed by the regular price, are:
➤ Single Proof silver dollar, $46.95/$51.95.
➤ Single Uncirculated silver dollar, $43.95/$48.95.
➤ Single clad Proof half dollar, $14.95/$18.95.
➤ Single clad Uncirculated half dollar, $13.95/$17.95.
Check out Coin World's previous coverage and information about Marshals Service coins that were sold early.
The 2015 pricing is less than prices charged for the silver dollars
and copper-nickel clad half dollars from the 2013 5-Star Generals
three-coin program and the three-coin 2014 National Baseball Hall of
Fame coin program.
When prices are released for the Proof and Uncirculated 2015-W gold
$5 half eagles, they will be determined according to the U.S. Mint’s
pricing grid for coins containing precious metals posted on the U.S.
Mint website. Look for a link to the Mint’s pricing range table
through the FAQs page at the Mint’s new website here.
The $5 gold coin is limited to a maximum production and release
combined in Proof and Uncirculated versions of 100,000 coins.
The obverse depicts the U.S. Marshals Service star superimposed on a
mountain range, evoking a western landscape. The reverse depicts an
eagle holding a draped American flag. On the eagle's breast is a
shield with the inscription U.S. MARSHAL. Inscriptions include JUSTICE
The silver dollar is limited to a maximum production and release
combined in Proof and Uncirculated versions of 500,000 coins.
The obverse depicts the U.S. Marshals Service star and the
silhouettes of deputies on horseback pursuing an unseen fugitive,
symbolizing a famous posse so prevalent in the Old West. The reverse
depicts a frontier U.S. Marshal leaning against a post, holding a
“Wanted” poster with the inscription WANTED IN FT. SMITH. Additional inscriptions
include JUSTICE INTEGRITY SERVICE.
The copper-nickel clad half dollar is limited to a maximum
production and release combined in Proof and Uncirculated versions of
The obverse depicts an Old West U.S. Marshal and a horse in the
upper left and a modern female U.S. Marshal wearing tactical gear in
the lower right. The reverse depicts Lady Justice holding the scale of
justice in her left hand and the U.S. Marshals Service star in her
right. Next to Lady Justice is a copy of the U.S. Constitution, a
stack of school books, handcuffs and a whiskey jug, objects
symbolizing well-known areas of responsibility in the history of the
U.S. Marshals Service.
The U.S. Marshals coins may be ordered online or by
telephone at 800-872-6468.
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