Boys Town Centennial Clad Half Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

In 2017, the U.S. Mint released the Boys Town Centennial Half Dollar Clad Coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Boys Town. The coin is part of the Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program. The program includes a $5 gold coin, $1 silver coin, and half dollar clad coin.

Boys Town is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country, dedicated to serving at-risk children and families of all backgrounds and religions.

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Recipient Organization: Boys Town

Prices include surcharges of $5 for each half dollar clad coin, which the law authorizes to be paid to Boys Town to carry out its cause of caring for and assisting children and families in underserved communities across America.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

The obverse (heads) design features an older brother holding the hand of his younger brother in 1917. They walk toward Father Flanagan’s Boys Home and the 1940s Pylon representing what would become Boys Town.

The reverse (tails) features a present-day Boys Town neighborhood of homes where children are schooled and nurtured by caring families. Out of these homes come young adults who graduate from high school and the Boys Town program.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • BOYS TOWN
  • 1917
  • 2017
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • LIBERTY
  • SAVING CHILDREN

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • HEALING FAMILIES
  • HALF DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 8.33% nickel, balance copper
Diameter: 1.205 inches, 30.61 mm
Weight: 11.34 grams
Mintage Limit: 300,000 across all clad product options

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse

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Content last reviewed February 25, 2021