Boys Town Centennial Five Dollar Gold Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

In 2017, the U.S. Mint released the Boys Town Centennial $5 Gold 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 $35 for each gold 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 a portrait of Father Flanagan.

The reverse (tails) design features an outstretched hand holding a young oak tree growing from an acorn. As stated in the idiom “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow,” this design represents the potential of each child helped by Boys Town to grow into a productive, complete adult.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • BOYS TOWN CENTENNIAL
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • FR. EDWARD FLANAGAN
  • LIBERTY
  • 2017

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • THE WORK WILL CONTINUE
  • FIVE DOLLARS
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 90% gold, 6% silver, balance copper
Diameter: 0.850 inch, 21.59 mm
Weight: 8.359 grams
Mintage Limit: 50,000 across all gold product options

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Sculptor: Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
  • Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program
Reverse
  • Sculptor: Jim Licaretz, Sculptor-Engraver
  • Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program

Related Information

Content last reviewed February 25, 2021