First-day sales are in for 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars, the pair of proof and uncirculated coins commemorating the 100th anniversary founding of the world’s largest service organization.
Release on Wednesday, Jan. 18, the United States Mint reported that their first-day sales accumulated to 25,170 coins with splits of 19,244 for the proof version and 5,926 for the uncirculated edition. Totals through Sunday, Jan. 22, moved up to 23,349 for the proof and 7,107 for the uncirculated, bringing their combined sales to 30,456 coins.
There’s no fear of them selling out — at least any time soon. Congress authorizes commemoratives and laws for them always outline very liberal quantities. In the case of the Lions Clubs coins, the U.S. Mint is allowed to sell up to 400,000 of them.
Both dollars are available at introductory pricing until 3:00 p.m. ET on Feb. 21. Discounted now by $5 each, the proof is $47.95 and the uncirculated is $46.95. These prices include an extra charge. Surcharges in the amount of $10 for every silver dollar sold are authorized to be paid to the Lions Clubs International Foundation and its mission to support groups in more than 200 countries.
The U.S. Mint’s product page for the silver dollars is right here. Place phone orders at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
CoinNews will publish more photos of the two coins on Tuesday, Jan. 24.