Proof and Uncirculated 2016-P Mark Twain silver dollars will
go on sale from the U.S. Mint at noon Eastern Time Feb. 1 following
a two-week delay caused by a misprinted certificate of authenticity.
The silver dollars were originally scheduled to go on sale Jan. 14,
the same day the Proof and Uncirculated 2016-W Mark Twain gold $5 half
eagles went on sale as planned.
Release of the silver dollars was initially rescheduled for Jan. 27,
but eventually postponed indefinitely until the certificate of
authenticity could be reprinted with the correct information. The
misprinted certificate included the incorrect description for the
coin's reverse, suggesting the depiction of Jim and Huck was derived
from Twain's book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer instead of
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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The silver dollars will be offered at introductory prices of $45.95
for the Proof coin and $44.95 for the Uncirculated version, which will
remain in effect until 3 p.m. Eastern Time March 2, after which the
regular issue prices of $50.95 and $49.95, respectively, for the Proof
and Uncirculated silver dollars will be in effect.
The price of each silver dollar will carry a $10 surcharge. Net
surcharges, after the Mint has recouped all of its production and
associated costs, will be distributed evenly between four
beneficiaries designated in Public Law 112-201.
A maximum mintage of 350,000 silver dollars is authorized.