The United States Mint published images, product options, and limits for upcoming coins and a companion set that commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boys Town.
Founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917, Boys Town is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country, dedicated to serving at-risk children and families of all backgrounds and religions.
Six coins will be released in all, plus a three-coin proof set. They launch on Mar. 9, 2017 at prices ranging from $20.95 to the mid to upper $400s, with the more expensive products depending on a weekly average of gold. Options include up to:
- 50,000 proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins;
- 350,000 proof and uncirculated silver dollars;
- 300,000 proof and uncirculated clad half-dollars; and
- 15,000 three-coin proof sets.
Containing a proof edition of each commemorative coin, the three-coin proof set will be further limited to two sets per household.
Below are images and descriptions for the six commemorative coins.
$5 Gold Coins
Gold coin obverses offer a portrait of Father Edward Flanagan.
Reverses shows a young oak tree growing from an acorn, which stands for the potential in each child helped by Boys Town to grow into a productive citizen.
Silver coin obverses depict a girl sitting alone and gazing upward into the branches of an oak tree looking for help.
Silver dollar reverses depict an oak tree offering shelter and a sense of belonging to the family holding hands below it.
Clad Half Dollars
Clad half-dollar obverses feature an older brother holding the hand of his younger brother and walking towards Father Flanagan’s home in 1917.
Half-dollar reverses depict a present-day Boys Town neighborhood of homes where children are educated and nurtured by caring families. Out of these homes come young adults who graduate from high school and the Boys Town program.
Congress authorizes two commemorative coin programs every year to honor American people, places, events, or institutions. The U.S. Mint earlier released this year’s first commemorative coins for Lions Clubs International.