Boys Town Centennial Five Dollar Gold Coin

Commemorative Coins

Background

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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

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
Content last reviewed September 16, 2016

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