2017 Boys Town Coin Photos and First-Day Sales


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.

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.

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.

2017 Boys Town Commemorative Coins, Reverses
This CoinNews photo shows the reverses (tails) of the same six coins

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.

2017 Boys Town Three-Coin Proof Set-Closeup
This CoinNews photo shows the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Three-Coin Proof Set

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
Proof Silver $47.95 5,899 8,154 282,857.05
Uncirculated Silver Dollar $46.95 3,646 3,646 171,179.70
Boys Town Proof Gold $400.45 653 2,908 261,493.85
Uncirculated Gold $395.45 854 854 337,714.30
Proof Three-Coin Set $461.45 2,255 N/A 1,040,569.75
Total 29,126 33,636 2,432,158.70


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.

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a Bob

This one will be like watching a turtle race. It is a long way to 12/31/17 but is guess this is what we thrive on.
The reverse proof gold photo is upside down. Looks better, like a yo yo.



It’s an error. 😉

Seth Riesling

a Bob –

Or like watching fresh paint drying on a wall ! Not great designs for sure, but average at best. The acorn sprout on the reverse of the $5 gold coin is not too bad.