2015 US Marshals Service Commemorative Coins for 225th Anniversary

by Mike Unser on January 29, 2015 · 39 comments

Now’s the time to get $5 gold, $1 silver and 50c clad commemorative coins honoring the 225th anniversary of the United States Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency.

2015 Proof US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins - Obverses

US Marshals Service Commemorative Coins in silver, gold and clad (obverse sides) honoring the agency’s founding. The Service was formed when President George Washington signed the Judiciary Act into law in 1789.


2015 Proof US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins - Reverses

The reverse sides of the Marshals coins

Produced and sold by the United States Mint, buying options include 7 different collectible products that have discounted introductory prices ranging from $13.95 to $473.60.

U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Coin Designs

Forty-seven design candidates were crafted for the gold, silver and clad commemorate coins. From those, six were selected by the Treasury Secretary.

2015 $5 Marshals Gold Coin

Designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Jim Licaretz, gold coin obverses depict the U.S. Marshals Service Star superimposed on a mountain range evoking a western landscape. Inscriptions include 1789, LIBERTY, 2014, UNITED STATES, IN GOD WE TRUST, 2015, MARSHAL and 225 YEARS of SACRIFICE.

2015-W $5 Proof US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Gold Coin Obverse

Shown here is the obverse of the proof $5 piece, one of the six US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Gold Coins now available from the United States Mint

Reverses memorialize fallen U.S. Marshals Service personnel. Designed by Paul C. Balan and sculpted by Don Everhart, they depict an eagle holding a draped American flag. On the eagle’s chest is a shield with the inscription U.S. MARSHAL. A banner in the eagle’s claw bears the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM. Additional inscriptions include the Marshals Service motto of JUSTICE INTEGRITY SERVICE, as well as UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $5.

2015-W $5 Proof US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Gold Coin Reverse

The reverse side of the $5 gold coin

2015 Marshals Silver Dollar

Designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Charles Vickers, silver dollar obverses depict U.S. Marshals riding horses below a U.S. Marshals Service star. Inscriptions read LIBERTY, 1789-2014, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2015.

2015-P Proof US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Silver Dollar Obverse

Shown here is the obverse of the proof silver dollar, one of the six US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Gold Coins now available from the United States Mint

Reverses honor the agency’s legendary status in history. Designed by Frank Morris and sculpted by Joseph Menna, they depict a frontier U.S. Marshal leaning against a post and holding a wanted poster. Inscription include WANTED IN FT. SMITH, JUSTICE, INTEGRITY, SERVICE, E PLURIBUS UNUM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1.

2015-P Proof US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Silver Dollar Reverse

The reverse side of the silver dollar

2015 Marshals Half-Dollar

Designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, clad half-dollar obverses depict an Old West U.S. Marshal with a rifle and horse opposite of a present-day female deputy U.S. Marshal in tactical gear. Inscriptions read LIBERTY, 1789-2014, 2015 and IN GOD WE TRUST.

2015-S Proof US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Clad Half-Dollar Obverse

Shown here is the obverse of the proof clad half-dollar, one of the six US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Gold Coins now available from the United States Mint

Reverses have elements representing pivotal issues in American history, and tie the Marshals to the United States Constitution. Designed by the late Susan Gamble and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, they depict 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 United States 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. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and HALF DOLLAR.

2015-S Proof US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Clad Half-Dollar Reverse

The reverse side of the clad half-dollar

Production Facilities, Mintages and Product Prices

Mint marks, mintages, introductory prices and regular prices are listed below for the seven products.

Mint Mark Mintages Introductory Prices Regular Prices
Proof 50c Clad Half-Dollar

S

750,000 $14.95 $18.95
Uncirculated 50c Clad Half-Dollar

D

$13.95 $17.95
Proof Silver Dollar

P

500,000 $46.95 $51.95
Uncirculated Silver Dollar

P

$43.95 $48.95
Proof $5 Gold Coins

W

100,000 $412.60 $417.60
Uncirculated $5 Gold Coins

W

$407.60 $412.60
Three-Coin Proof Set

W, P, and S

$473.60 $478.60

 

Mint marks denote where the coins are produced with:

  • "W" for the West Point Mint,
  • "P" for the Philadelphia Mint,
  • "S" for the San Francisco Mint, and
  • "D" for the Denver Mint.

These mint marks appear on the obverse side of each coin.

Mintages are the maximum number of coins that may be produced under the law. Commemorative coin laws tend to be very generous with these totals. In reality, the U.S. Mint will only strike enough coins to fulfill demand, and only sell them through to the end of 2015. Also, customer demand will determine the ratio of proof to uncirculated coins minted within the authorized mintage limits. Finally, the three-coin proof set has a U.S. Mint-imposed product limited of 15,000.

US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Three Coin Proof Set

The Three-Coin Proof Set includes one proof $5 gold coin, one proof silver dollar, and one proof clad half-dollar

Keep in mind that prices are static for the silver and clad commemoratives but they may change every Wednesday for the two gold coins and three-coin proof set. Current gold coin pricing is based on a weekly average of the London gold Fix that sits within $1,250.00 to $1,299.99 an ounce. Every $50 movement outside the range, up or down, will result in a $12.15 adjustment in the price of the gold products.

Introductory pricing ends on March 2, 2014 at 3 p.m. EST, when regular pricing takes effect. Buyers will then have to pay $4 more for each clad half-dollar and $5 more for each silver and gold coin.

All prices above include surcharge amounts of $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar, and $5 for each half-dollar. By law, the first $5 million in surcharges will be paid to the U.S. Marshals Museum (www.usmarshalsmuseum.com) for the preservation, maintenance, and display of artifacts and documents. The remainder will be divided among the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation, and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Ordering

2015 U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins may be ordered from the U.S. Mint’s online store at:

U.S. Mint Page for Ordering Commemoratives

Orders are also accepted at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.

Commemorative Coin Specifications and Compositions

Design requirements, coin denominations, major specifications and how many can be made are all outlined by the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act, Public Law 112-104, which was enacted on April 2, 2012. The following tables offer major technical details for each type of coin.

$5 Gold Coin Specifications
Weight: 8.359 grams nominal
Composition: 90% gold, 10% alloy
Edge: Reeded
Mintage Limit: 100,000 across all product options
Diameter: .850 inch (±0.003) or 21.59 mm (±0.08)
Mint Marks: ‘W’ for West Point – Proof and Uncirculated

 

$1 Silver Coin Specifications
Weight: 26.730 grams nominal
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Edge: Reeded
Mintage Limit: 500,000 across all product options
Diameter: 1.500 inches (±0.003) or 38.10 mm (±0.08)
Mint Marks: ‘P’ for Philadelphia – Proof and Uncirculated

 

50c Clad Coin Specifications
Weight: 11.340 grams nominal (± 0.454)
Composition: 92% copper, 8% nickel
Edge: Reeded
Mintage Limit: 750,000 across all product options
Diameter: 1.205 inches (±0.002) or 30.61 mm (±0.05)
Mint Marks: ‘D’ for Denver, Uncirculated;
‘S’ for San Francisco Mint, Proof

 

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Victor DeCurtis January 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

I just ordered the complete set. Gold, Silver and Clad. Hopefully I don’t get on the “back ordered” list.

Tom H January 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm

I ordered both silver dollars.

JOE #2 January 29, 2015 at 1:30 pm

I just ordered the complete set. Hopefully the clad and silver don’t get any carbon/ copper spots. Not getting them graded

JK January 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I had to order online for the complete set. By phone I could not get in. A lot of people were critical of the coins earlier, but that must of been trying to scare people off.

Bill T January 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Got on line with no problem. Ordered 5 of the 3 coin sets and one each of all the other individual coins. No problems.

NJMANGA January 29, 2015 at 6:28 pm

I got on exactly 12:00 or when 11:59 turn to 12 noon, and I was originally going to get only the silver and clad and ended up getting proof silver, uncirculated silver, proof clad, reg clad and uncirculated gold, I ended up getting one of everything apparently people must not be rushing this release just checked site as of 7:29pm eastern standard time 01/29/2015 and there is still gold on sale, so there must of been no run like with the baseball, Im happy I got one of each.

Campmarine2003 January 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Njmanga-it’s not a case of the rush, it’s a case of the mint finally imposing some limits on the quantity that can be purchased. The 5 quantity limit keeps dealers from jacking 10,000 coins/ sets at a time. Finally the mint thought of the collector and not the gougers!!!!

jim January 29, 2015 at 8:19 pm

I don’t see any limits at the mints website being imposed on the orders for the gold coins. Having said that I don’t have a problem imposing a household limit of 5 or fewer on any one coin product during its introductory period. Anybody who buys more than 5 of a product obviously intends to sell and they’ll just add the extra $5 to their asking price so only those who wait for whatever reason for the aftermarket will be affected. BTW I think a 1.1% introductory pricing discount for the gold proof coin is laughable. The US Mint is badly in need of an MBA on the marketing staff.

Ilovesilver January 29, 2015 at 8:36 pm

I just bought 5x coin set @ Long Beach Expo ,CA,and get that for PCGS grading, will it worth anything ? each coin set cost me $150 for grading, they said we can pick up @ the end the show , which is SAT,
Is it worth for Grading?

Ilovesilver January 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm

I saw Reverse Proof silver dime @ the coin show, The mint’s official told me , it come as a set of March of dime,
I think it will be extremely valueable ,since it only have 10k ,

NJMANGA January 29, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Campmarine2003- Im happy how they did it this time, last time with the baseball coin was a freaking joke, site crashing, site booting people, the coins being all bought up before even 12 on day of release hit(I got my coins still but its was crazy) and dealers selling the coins on ebay and their sites before actual release it makes me laugh that even though they placed limits on the gold and silver for the baseball coins they still went over the limit and produced extra to fulfill orders even though they shouldn’t have.

NJMANGA January 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Im happy I bought one of each its not like I spent alot on the marshall coins even with the crappy discount, gold and silver are low not reflected that much when it comes to mint products but either way its a beautiful set, like I tell people if you get into coin collecting its not about resell value but about artistic value because if you think your going to get rich quick your in the wrong hobby.

A&L Futures January 29, 2015 at 10:32 pm

@ Ilovesilver —

Can you expand upon what you saw at the show? 10,000 sets?!?!

jim January 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm

There is a march of dimes special set listed on the product schedule but nothing else. I’m going to the coin show on Sat and will ask about the special set contents, quantity and release date (don’t see why they wouldn’t release the special set in March when they release the MoD dollar).

Joe January 30, 2015 at 1:39 am

Was their a new director appointed to the mint the other day?

Cue January 30, 2015 at 5:48 am

Anyone see potential value growth for these in future?

Victor DeCurtis January 30, 2015 at 7:23 am

Jim, this is in the latest “Coin News” e-mail, just received 10 minutes ago. “Also, of note, the United States Mint indicates a 2015 March of Dimes Special Set will be offered later in the year. Details of the set have not been announced.”
Read my comment on the March of Dimes announcement, from “Coin News.” It seems we will all know when the mint decides to tell U.S. Hopefully, enough sets will be made available to supply one for all who want one.

Keep Calm & Stack On January 30, 2015 at 7:42 am

Mike, Any info on first day sales? Especially SR 3 & 7 which is OOS? Thanks

RonnieBGood January 30, 2015 at 9:36 am

ILOVESILVER,
Sell your sets quickly. As soon as you get them on Saturday put them up for sale on eBay.
You have a chance. You must recover/price for your $150 grading fee + eBay, paypal, mailing and insurance costs, approx. 30% ($150 + approx. 30% + your profit).

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) January 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

The United States Mint released first-day sales of the commemorative products. Here’s how they break down:

SR1 2015 MARSHALS GOLD PROOF at 2,698
SR2 2015 MARSHALS GOLD UNC at 2,323

SR3 2015 MARSHALS SILVER PROOF at 2,4057
SR4 2015 MARSHALS SILVER UNC at 1,0200

SR5 2015 MARSHALS CLAD PROOF at 1,4212
SR6 2015 MARSHALS CLAD UNC at 7,649

SR7 2015 MARSHALS 3-COIN SET at 9,421

NJMANGA January 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

Wow those are horrible sales numbers, its good for collectors keeps the minted number low hence raising coin values but wow those are really bad numbers, mint must be annoyed at those sales figures

Keep Calm & Stack On January 30, 2015 at 10:57 am

Wow!!! I’m dumbfounded!

Thanks for update!

Keep Calm & Stack On January 30, 2015 at 11:02 am

NJMANGA – I think we’ve a few times in the past year that the first 96 hours captures about 70-80% of sales for special releases/Comms.., definitely thought there’d be more $5 sold.

NJMANGA January 30, 2015 at 11:28 am

Keep Calm & Stack On- I love the $5 gold design its simple yet its doesnt need anything crazy, but maybe people are not feeling the design I love it for its simplicity but i would of thought more silver would of sold but its looking so undersold compared to other comm releases, Im also looking forward to those march of dime silvers coming out, love those designs as well.

jim January 30, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Not sure what the proof unc coin sales number is – 1,020 or 10,200? Doesn’t matter much anyway since it’s only first day sales. Would have expected larger numbers than there were but the 3 coin set is 2/3 sold already. Others should pick up once that set is gone.

Mike January 31, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Is the three piece set sold out?

Victor DeCurtis January 31, 2015 at 9:41 pm

I just went to the web site and it looks like everything, except or the unc half dollar and the unc Gold piece. Everything else is “Out of Stock.” Whether that means, sold out or they have to mint more to reach the allotted totals, is anyone’s guess.

NJMANGA January 31, 2015 at 9:55 pm

I just saw that also wow overnight sales of the uncirculated and proof silver, im in shock 1 day made a difference

Ilovesilver February 1, 2015 at 12:03 am

Out of stocks, is not mean Sold out, they just sold all the inventory .
Mint usually only made only 10%-30% Mintage before release date
,

NJMANGA February 1, 2015 at 11:39 am

Just got confirmation today, I got one of each coins, and its officially been shipped as of today, wow they moved quick shipping, got confirmation and tracking

Victor DeCurtis February 1, 2015 at 11:48 am

Mine were shipped on Friday.

jim February 1, 2015 at 10:28 pm

It looks like the mint not only revamped their order processing but also started minting products ahead of time so that first day orders can be shipped next day. My first day order was shipped the next day also but will take some time since it was shipped the cheapest way.

Victor DeCurtis February 2, 2015 at 6:40 am

Jim, I noticed the same thing. Before the “revamp” when an order was over $300 or had precious metals, Gold, we were given a free upgrade in how it got to U.S. It seems that the good old days are over. My shipment, over $1,000 is going to take 6 days. 🙁

jim February 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm

I’ve had internet/phone based orders take 3 months or more so unless I have a birthday or some other celebration date to make I don’t get my hopes up for a fast delivery of anything. For coins since I’m just collecting the big issue isn’t in getting the product as is placing my order before a sell out happens.

losinglouie February 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

What a great coin and great experience. I ordered in the first three minutes, and it went flawlessly. Should have them in the next two days or so. This is such a great product, both in its meaning and eye appeal. Plus the pricing was awesome for silver and gold. Home run US Mint!!! I told everyone I knew to buy a set. Thank you for the alert Coin News! Now the hard part: Sell ($$$) or keep?

Joe C February 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Rec’d the 3 coin proof set on Feb 6. Nice coins. On the 5 dollar coin the lettering is so small I wish they had made it a 10 dollar coin. On closer look of the 1 dollar coin, I noticed the gun is seated in the holster the wrong way. It looks like the holster is for a right handed person while the gun is positioned for a left handed person. Mistake or done on purpose?

jim February 8, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Joe C –
My understanding is gun is worn that way so that one can draw it faster while astride a horse (or so it won’t fall out of the holster) though like you said it appears this one is strapped on for a lefty. Presumably they based this on an old photo taken in the 19th century and could possibly be more of a Texas Ranger than a US Marshall.

Looking at the half dollar obverse it’s hard to tell what’s going on with the holster since the butt of the rifle seems to be sitting in the holster and no hand gun in sight.

Joe C February 9, 2015 at 10:44 am

Jim
You’re right. I would like for the mint to explain what’s going on with what we both observed with both coins.

Ozzie February 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

It’s called a cross draw holster. That would make him a leftie reaching across his body to draw the gun. I was watching an episode of Bat Masterson on Encore Westerns and Bat was wearing a cross draw holster. He being right handed worn the holster on his left side/hip.

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