Order Deadline for 2017 Commemorative Coins is Thursday, Dec. 28

by Mike Unser on December 27, 2017 · 1 comment

Deadlines to buy last chance U.S. Mint products are quickly approaching. The first of the agency’s products to go off-sale forever are all the 2017-dated commemorative coins. They include those honoring the centennials of Boys Town (see Boys Town coin photos) and Lions Clubs International (see Lions Clubs coin photos).

2017 Boys Town Commemorative Coins, Obverses

This CoinNews photo shows the obverses (heads) of the six 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins. From left to right: 2017-P Proof Boys Town Silver Dollar, 2017-P Uncirculated Boys Town Silver Dollar, 2017-S Proof Boys Town Half Dollar, 2017-D Uncirculated Boys Town Half Dollar, 2017-W Proof $5 Boys Town Gold Coin, and 2017-W Uncirculated $5 Boys Town Gold Coin. These coins are poised to end at mintage lows.

Laws authorizing them limit their sales to this calendar year. To provide time to fulfill and ship orders, the U.S. Mint set their sales deadline to Thursday, Dec. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Photos of 2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars

CoinNews photos of 2017-P Proof Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollars. These dollars also go off-sale on Dec. 28.

Here’s a summary of the soon-to-be off-sale commemorative coins and their prices:

  • Lions Clubs International 2017 Centennial Proof Silver Dollar – $52.95
  • Lions Clubs International 2017 Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar – $51.95
  • Boys Town Centennial 2017 Proof $5 Gold Coin – $417.60
  • Boys Town Centennial 2017 Proof Silver Dollar – $52.95
  • Boys Town Centennial 2017 Uncirculated Silver Dollar – $51.95
  • Boys Town Centennial 2017 Proof Clad Half Dollar – $26.95
  • Boys Town Centennial 2017 Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar – $25.95
  • Boys Town Centennial 2017 Three-Coin Proof Set – $478.60
  • Boys Town Centennial & Lions Clubs Uncirculated Coins Bundle – $103.90
  • Boys Town Centennial & Lions Clubs Proof Coins Bundle – $105.90

Mintage Lows

Of note, the status of the 2017 $5 Boys Town Uncirculated Gold Coin changed to "sold out" nearly three weeks ago. Its latest total is 2,994 for a new mintage low among its type. Last year’s uncirculated National Park Service gold coin previously held the title at 5,150.

Based on the latest U.S. Mint sales figures and unless there is a surge in buying, the other still-for-sale Boys Town coins will also end at low mintage records.

As we previously wrote about, other U.S. Mint products will go off-sale on Dec. 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET. We’ll talk more about those on Friday.

The United States Mint has a landing page for its last chance products right here.

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John Simms January 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm

It appears that the final mintages for these Boys Town coins based on the U.S. Mint’s Production Figures released on January 2, 2018 are: Half (Proof) – 23,213, Half (Uncirculated) – 15,561, Silver Dollar (Proof) – 31,651, Silver Dollar (Uncirculated) – 12,313, Gold (Proof) – 7,376, Gold (Uncirculated) – 2,947. The Uncirculated figures for the Boys Town coins smash the previous low mintages, which were the 2016 National Park Service Half – 21,019, 1996 Olympic (Wheelchair) Silver – 14,513, 2016 National Park Service Gold – 5,150. I believe that the U.S. Mint’s release of so many products in the past few years has negatively affected the Modern Commemorative Series. The U.S. Mint and the sponsors of this year’s coins (Boys Town and the Lions Club) should not be surprised at all at how these coins have sold (or, more specifically, not sold).

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