2017 Boys Town Coin Prices and Release Dates Announced

by Mike Unser on February 7, 2017 · 4 comments

Designs for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins - Gold, Silver and Clad

Designs for $5 gold, silver dollar, and 50c clad half-dollar Boys Town coins

The United States Mint announced prices and published release dates for the 2017 Boys Town Commemorative Coins. The bureau previously unveiled their designs, and actual coin images are expected to become available soon.

Made in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated, the pairs of gold, silver and clad coins celebrating the non-profit’s 100th anniversary launch on Mar. 9, 2017.

Introductory and Regular Prices

Pricing is a bit more involved with discounted levels offered during the first 30 days and the possibility of weekly changes for the gold coins. First, here is a table of prices for the clad half-dollars and silver dollars:

Coin Introductory Prices
(approx. first 30 days)
Regular Prices
Boys Town 50c Proof Coin $21.95 $26.95
Boys Town 50c Uncirculated Coin $20.95 $25.95
Boys Town Proof Silver $47.95 $52.95
Boys Town Uncirculated Silver Dollar $46.95 $51.95

 

Prices of the two gold coins can change weekly depending on the trending value of gold and the U.S. Mint’s pricing schedule. If they launched today with gold averaging between $1,200.00 and $1,249.99 an ounce, the proof would be $400.45 and the uncirculated would be $395.45.

All prices include congressionally mandated surcharges in the amounts of $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar and $5 for each clad half-dollar. As long as the commemoratives make money, the collected funds will be paid to Boys Town to carry out its cause of caring for and assisting children and families in underserved communities across America.

Availability

The six commemorative coins will be available at catalog.usmint.gov on Mar. 9 beginning at noon ET.

Congress authorizes two commemorative coin programs each year to celebrate and honor American people, places, events, or institutions. The U.S. Mint already released this year’s first commemorative coins for the centennial of Lions Clubs International.

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I’m going to maybe go for this one. To me it’s not a very good design and I don’t think the sales will be that high because of that. BUT.. a low mintage does not always mean a high return. The NPS coins from 2016 are doing well right now because of the low mintage and a better than average demand for them after 2016 when they were no longer available from the US Mint. During the sale of the NPS coins in 2016 the demand was not that high so we got a new record low mintage. It could happen again with this one but maybe not. Oh what to do what to do?

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Just buy what you like. And do not think the price is up or down. Collect it. That is your hobby.

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It will not be a big seller, a candidate for a new low for BU $5, maybe -there maybe more buyers who missed Twain & NPS golds. But, Twain & NPS are widely follwed subjects, Boy’s Town!! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Will it have leg$ as they say in Hollywood…time will tell

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Jim
You’re right! If I over think everything it won’t be fun any more.