Introductory Lions Clubs Coin Prices End Tuesday, Feb. 21

by Mike Unser on February 17, 2017 · 3 comments

Introductory prices are ending soon for coins commemorating 100 years of the world’s largest service club organization, Lions Clubs International (LCI).

2017 Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar - obverse and reverse

CoinNews photos of a proof silver dollar. The obverse shows Lions Clubs Founder Melvin Jones along with the club’s logo. The reverse depicts a male and female lion with a lion cub superimposed over a globe.

Regular U.S. Mint pricing for the pair of proof and uncirculated Lions Clubs Silver Dollars takes effect on Tuesday, Feb 21, at 3:00 p.m. ET. At that time, buyers will need to pay $5 more for each one.

Sales of the proofs are outpacing the uncirculated dollars by more than three-to-one. Most find proof coins more attractive with their frosted foregrounds and mirror-like backgrounds. The proof dollar stands with a 37,974 total while the uncirculated coin is at 10,921.

2017-P Uncirculated Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar - Obverse and Reverse

CoinNews photos of the obverse and reverse of an uncirculated silver dollar.

Here’s a table that summarizes Lions Clubs coin sales and prices:

Product Option Latest Sales Introductory Prices Regular Prices
Proof Silver Dollar 37,974 $47.95 $52.95
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 10,921 $46.95 $51.95

 

The coins’ authorizing act, Public Law 114-30, mandates that prices include a surcharge of $10 for each sale. Provided the coins make money, the collected surcharges will be paid to: (1) further its programs for the blind and visually impaired in the United States and abroad; (2) invest in adaptive technologies for the disabled; and (3) invest in youth and those affected by a major disasters.

Visit the U.S. Mint’s commemorative page for more information or to place coin orders.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Robert F Hall February 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Is this the lowest mintage of a commemorative coin ever?

Mammoth February 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

That is one of the most sour-looking faces on any coin I’ve ever seen – matched only by Susan B. Anthony’s grimace on her namesake dollar.

If ever there was a coin which deserves to be locked away out of sight – this Lion’s Club silver dollat is definitely the one.

Seth Riesling February 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm

LOL

He looks severely constipated!
(“Not that there is anything wrong with that” – Seinfeld). A great reverse design & great charity organization.

-NumisDudeTX

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