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:
(approx. first 30 days)
|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.
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.