Deadlines to buy last chance U.S. Mint products are quickly approaching. The first of the agency’s products to go off-sale forever are all the 2017-dated commemorative coins. They include those honoring the centennials of Boys Town (see Boys Town coin photos) and Lions Clubs International (see Lions Clubs coin photos).
Laws authorizing them limit their sales to this calendar year. To provide time to fulfill and ship orders, the U.S. Mint set their sales deadline to Thursday, Dec. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Here’s a summary of the soon-to-be off-sale commemorative coins and their prices:
- Lions Clubs International 2017 Centennial Proof Silver Dollar – $52.95
- Lions Clubs International 2017 Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar – $51.95
- Boys Town Centennial 2017 Proof $5 Gold Coin – $417.60
- Boys Town Centennial 2017 Proof Silver Dollar – $52.95
- Boys Town Centennial 2017 Uncirculated Silver Dollar – $51.95
- Boys Town Centennial 2017 Proof Clad Half Dollar – $26.95
- Boys Town Centennial 2017 Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar – $25.95
- Boys Town Centennial 2017 Three-Coin Proof Set – $478.60
- Boys Town Centennial & Lions Clubs Uncirculated Coins Bundle – $103.90
- Boys Town Centennial & Lions Clubs Proof Coins Bundle – $105.90
Of note, the status of the 2017 $5 Boys Town Uncirculated Gold Coin changed to "sold out" nearly three weeks ago. Its latest total is 2,994 for a new mintage low among its type. Last year’s uncirculated National Park Service gold coin previously held the title at 5,150.
Based on the latest U.S. Mint sales figures and unless there is a surge in buying, the other still-for-sale Boys Town coins will also end at low mintage records.
As we previously wrote about, other U.S. Mint products will go off-sale on Dec. 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET. We’ll talk more about those on Friday.
The United States Mint has a landing page for its last chance products right here.
It appears that the final mintages for these Boys Town coins based on the U.S. Mint’s Production Figures released on January 2, 2018 are: Half (Proof) – 23,213, Half (Uncirculated) – 15,561, Silver Dollar (Proof) – 31,651, Silver Dollar (Uncirculated) – 12,313, Gold (Proof) – 7,376, Gold (Uncirculated) – 2,947. The Uncirculated figures for the Boys Town coins smash the previous low mintages, which were the 2016 National Park Service Half – 21,019, 1996 Olympic (Wheelchair) Silver – 14,513, 2016 National Park Service Gold – 5,150. I believe that the U.S. Mint’s release of so many products in the past… Read more »