This article presents photos of 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins and their first day of sales.
On Thursday, Mar. 9, the United States Mint started selling coins commemorating the centennial founding of Boys Town, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country, dedicated to serving at-risk children and families of all backgrounds and religions.
Designs featured on the commemoratives are emblematic of the childcare organization and its mission. There are six in total, with a unique obverse and reverse design for each of the three metallic versions.
Product options include proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half-dollars. There is also a three-coin set that contains a proof edition of each coin.
Here is a listing of the six products, their starting prices, and their first-day sales:
|Products||Introductory Prices||Debut Sales (Units)||Debut Sales (Coins)||Debut Sales ($)|
|50c Proof Coin||$21.95||6,936||9,191||152,245.20|
|50c Uncirculated Coin||$20.95||8,883||8,883||186,098.85|
|Uncirculated Silver Dollar||$46.95||3,646||3,646||171,179.70|
|Boys Town Proof Gold||$400.45||653||2,908||261,493.85|
|Proof Three-Coin Set||$461.45||2,255||N/A||1,040,569.75|
Prices of the individual coins are discounted by $5 until regular prices kick in at 3:00 p.m. ET on April 10, 2017. In addition, the prices of the gold products can adjust weekly depending on the trending value of gold.
The products are available from the U.S. Mint’s commemorative page, located here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
Surcharges for Boys Town
As directed by Congress with the enactment of the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 114-30), surcharges of $35 for each gold coin, $10 per silver dollar and $5 for each clad half-dollar are authorized to be paid to Boys Town to support its mission of caring for and assisting children and families in underserved communities across America.
CoinNews will publish larger photos of the individual coins in upcoming articles.