Pre-ordering Opens for 2021 National Law Enforcement Commemorative Coins

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Commemorative is the keyword for today as the United States Mint starts selling two collections of coins, including their 2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coins. Ordering opens early, today at noon (ET), compared to the availability of actual images of the coins and their beginning shipping date.

2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coin Designs
Designs for the 2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coins

This commemorative program includes $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half-dollars in proof and uncirculated finishes as authorized under Public Law 116-94 (Division K). The six different coins are produced at four different U.S. Mint facilities — the West Point Mint, the Philadelphia Mint, the Denver Mint and the San Francisco Mint.

Each features designs "emblematic of the National Law Enforcement Museum and the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers throughout the history of the United States" according to the authorizing law.

"These designs will be featured on coins that honor the extraordinary service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers throughout the history of the United States," stated United States Mint Director David J. Ryder who oversees one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Mint Police.

"We hope this program will assist the Museum in its mission to bridge the past and the present and to increase public understanding and support for the law enforcement community."

Surcharges are collected on the sale of each coin with proceeds, after minting expenses, to be paid to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Inc., for educational and outreach programs and exhibits. The organization was founded in 1984 to tell the story of American law enforcement. It built the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the nearby Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.

In addition to the individual proof and uncirculated coins, a special three-coin proof set is also available as part of the release.

National Law Enforcement Commemorative Coin Designs and Specifications

Appearing on the obverse (heads side) of each $5 gold coin is a male and female officer in profile saluting. The design also includes the inscriptions of "LIBERTY," "2021," and "IN GOD WE TRUST." The image was created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Frank Morris and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.

2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative $5 Gold Coin Designs
2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative $5 Gold Coin Designs

The $5 gold coin reverse (tails side) depicts a folded flag with three roses beneath symbolizing remembrance. Inscriptions read "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "FIVE DOLLARS," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" with the design by AIP artist Ron Sanders and sculpted by Craig Campbell.

On the obverse of the proof and uncirculated silver dollars, we find another design completed by Frank Morris and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. It shows a police officer kneeling next to a child, who is reading a book and sitting on a basketball. The design is meant to symbolize service to the community and future generations. Inscriptions read "SERVE & PROTECT," "LIBERTY," "2021," and "IN GOD WE TRUST."

2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Silver Dollar Designs
2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Silver Dollar Designs

The reverse of the silver dollar depicts a handshake between a law enforcement officer and a member of the public representing the work and relationships of the law enforcement community. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "ONE DOLLAR." This image was designed by AIP artist Ron Sanders and sculpted by medallic artist John P. McGraw.

Sanders and McGraw are also responsible for the obverse of the half-dollar, which depicts a a sheriff’s star, representing the community served by law enforcement officers and the important role they play. Inscriptions read "SERVE AND PROTECT," "LIBERTY," "2021," and "IN GOD WE TRUST."

2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Half Dollar Designs
2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Half Dollar Designs

Each half-dollar reverse offers an eye in a magnifying glass looking at a fingerprint, representing the many people behind the scenes of law enforcement. It also features the emblem of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Inscriptions included are "UNITED STATES of AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "HALF DOLLAR," and "NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM." The reverse was designed by AIP artist Heidi Wastweet and sculpted by medallic artist Renata Gordon.

Commemorative Coin Specifications

  $5 Gold Silver Dollar 50c
Finish Proof and Uncirculated Proof and Uncirculated Proof and Uncirculated
Mintage Maximums 50,000 400,000 750,000
Composition 90% Gold,
6% Silver,
Balance Copper
99.9% Silver 8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper
Weight 8.359 Grams 26.73 Grams 11.34 Grams
Diameter 0.850 Inches 1.500 Inches 1.205 Inches
Edge Reeded Reeded Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark West Point – W Philadelphia – P San Francisco – S (Proof)
Denver – D (Uncirculated)

 

As shown, no more than 50,000 $5 gold, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,00 clad half-dollars will be produced. In addition, the three-coin proof set has its own product limit of 7,500.

Prices, Ordering and Shipping Date

Initial pricing for the $5 gold coins is $681.25 for the proof and $671.25 for the uncirculated. The proof silver dollar is available for $74 with the uncirculated version offered for $69. As for the clad half-dollars, the proof is $35 with the uncirculated sold for $33. The three-coin proof set is $746.75.

Prices include surcharges of $35 per gold coin, $10 per silver dollar and $5 per half-dollar.

Pricing for the gold products is subject to change as they are priced weekly based on the U.S. Mint’s precious metal coin pricing matrix. They also have an initial household order limit of 1 each.

2021 National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Commemorative Coins are available for order from the U.S. Mint’s online store of commemoratives.

Due to the pandemic, U.S. Mint customer service representatives are available to assist with questions, but are unable to accept credit card information or place orders over the phone.

The coins and set are not expected to begin shipping until May 5, 2021.

Companion 2021 Commemorative Coin Program

These products are from one of two 2021 U.S. Mint commemorative coin programs. The other program, which also debuts today, honors Christa McAuliffe.

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Jake

Sa Weet! Got one of each and I shall return on the morrow and get my doubles! Breaks over back to work! Thank the thin blue line.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jake
Seth Riesling

Jake –

I second that motion, or emotion! Although, we did commemorate law enforcement in a previous commemorative coin program years ago.

NumisdudeTX

Jake

In the meantime UW Madison chief soon to resign. I’m still getting a complete 2021 collection and doubles too. The household order limit has been waived. How fitting! For all you nay sayers, I got my doubles! I will be completing the 2021 yearly set of everything, and that’s the fact jack! I know they did one a few years back and maybe they should make that a new series and go through all of the thin lines that contrive the very blanket of freedom we sleep under.

Jim Longacre

Feel free to double and redouble, regardless of your purchases if they sell 10,000 gold or 50,000 silver it will be a small miracle. Some people will buy anything, but judging by comments here they are an exception.

Jake

Quadruples, challenge accepted. I dont care what the Mint sells in terms of overall sales and I wont let it bother me one bit and nor should you. I’m in it to collect one of everything from 2021. If you cant see that the next time a coin has arithmetic like that will be 2122, and rather dwell on, WELL, whatever your prerogative may be, sobeit. I’m getting the 2021 complete set plus doubles and that ain’t no well wish! Some people, hmmm.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jake
Jim Longacre

Talk is cheap. Coins aren’t, and I consider well what I buy, rather than accumulating.

Jake

Dont worry I’ll put the entire 2021 collection I acquire in a big Tupperware and snap a pic for you to drool over.

KROB

if you live that long to complete it.i have learned not to look too far into the future.take that from someone with terminal cancer.i won’t see the end of this year! so says my doc.

Jake

Please dont tug at my heart. Thank you. This is about the cops, the men and women (the newly forgotten men and women) who put their lives on the line every day just so you can die in a free country. Be thankful and less needy

KROB

the mint might sale that many if it stays for sale for the next 3 years like a certain gold tenth ounce liberty coin from 2018,and it still hasn’t sold 50,000.well actually not even 40,000.

Jake

Doesnt bother me one bit how long they stay on sale for. I bought mine. I couldn’t care less about what you think.

KROB

i was only making a point and everything i said was true.there is no need for you be rude to a fellow collector.and i bought the tenth ounce gold coin but this one i will never own.

Jake

I bet you cant pay your medical bill and your doctor gives you another two years to live.

Jake

This is a King’s hobby UNDERSTAND lol oK RObie

Last edited 4 months ago by Jake