U.S. Mint launching sales for 2017 Boys Town Centennial coins March 9

Product options include three-coin Proof set
By , Coin World
Published : 02/10/17
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Collectors will be able to begin placing orders at noon ET March 9 for the 2017 Boys Town Centennial commemorative coins.

Authorized under Public Law 144-30, the coin program calls for the production and issuance in Proof and Uncirculated versions combined of 50,000 gold $5 half eagles, 350,000 silver dollars and 300,000 copper nickel clad half dollars.

The gold coins are being struck at the West Point Mint with the W Mint mark and the silver dollars at the Philadelphia Mint with the P Mint mark. The Proof copper-nickel-clad half dollar is being struck at the San Francisco Mint with the S Mint mark and the Uncirculated version at the Denver Mint with the D Mint mark.

Surcharges of $35 for each gold coin will be added to the purchase price, with a $10 surcharge for each silver dollar and $5 for each copper-nickel clad half dollar. The net surcharges, after the U.S. Mint has recouped all of its production and associated costs, will be paid to Boys Town to carry out its mission of caring for and assisting children and families in underserved communities across the United States.

During the first 30 days of sales, the commemorative coins will be offered at discounted introductory prices, after which the price will increase to regular issue prices. Pricing for the gold coins are premised on the price of precious metals and will be announced closer to the release date. Pricing for the gold coins will be based on the U.S. Mint's 2016 Pricing of Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum Products Grid.

The products offered comprise, with introductory prices listed first, followed by the regular issue prices;

➤ Single 2017-P Proof silver dollar, $47.95/$52.95

➤ Single 2017-P Uncirculated silver dollar, $46.95/$51.95

➤ Single 2017-S Proof copper-nickel-clad half dollar, $21.95/$26.95

➤ Single 2017-D Uncirculated copper-nickel clad half dollar, $20.95/$25.95

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