Prices for the 2015 US Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins in silver and clad have been announced by the United States Mint, and they’re lower than this year’s commemoratives.
Pricing for the gold versions will not be known until shortly before they’re released because the Mint will set those based on the latest London gold fixings.
Expected to launch in early 2015, the commemoratives celebrating the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the US Marshals Service will be struck in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated with mintages of up to 100,000 $5 gold coins; 500,000 silver dollars; and 750,000 clad half-dollars. Designs on the coins were revealed earlier this year.
Introductory and regular prices for the silver and clad issues are:
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This year’s commemorative coins cost $1 to $5 more than those for next year. The U.S. Mint is selling 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Clad Half-Dollars at $23.95 for a proof and $22.95 for an uncirculated. Also, 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Silver Dollars are available in proof for $54.95 and in uncirculated for $49.95.
Intro Period and Surcharges
Introductory prices tend to last for the first 30 days of sales, and then regular pricing begins. Above prices include surcharge amounts of $10 per silver dollar and $5 per clad coin. Up to $5 million in collected surcharges will go to the U.S. Marshals Museum for the preservation, maintenance, and display of artifacts and documents. Collected surcharges after the first $5 million are to be divided between the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Commemorative coin programs are authorized by Acts of Congress and are limited to two each year. The other program for next year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the March of Dimes.
I didn’t really pay close attention to the designs when they were announced, but in looking at them now, particularly the $5 reverse, unless the mint does some kind of enhanced laser treatment, the subtlety of the designs will be lost. Amazing how, in just a couple of years of having the laser enhancements, we can see the potential for significant design improvement.
Good to see the prices are more reasonable, particularly the clads. Hopefully gold will follow suit.
Considering all the designs that were recommended – CFA and CACC did a poor job picking – AGAIN. Plus more than double spot price and I am supposed to be excited? I stopped buying the ugly, over priced, pathetic mint products several years ago when every coin became sad examples of what could be produced.
Yeah, they blew it on this one. I’m disappointed they didn’t do a full out star on the obverse side like they did with the BBHoF base ball. That’s what happens when you get the public involved in the design. They even had a Marshall’s star to copy from and couldn’t do it right. No wonder you’re disappointed.
These are pretty cool I think. I like the Western theme and rich history on this Commemorative!
Looking forward to a release date
just received my set. very pleased with the different finish’s. obverse of the silver dollar is not as good as it could have been. the reverse is very nice. availability is nil, at least for a while .