Boys Town Centennial Silver Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coins

Background

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Recipient Organization: Boys Town

Prices include surcharges of $10 for each silver 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 design features a young girl sitting alone and gazing upward into the branches of an oak tree looking for help. The empty space around the girl is deliberate and meant to show the child’s sense of loneliness, isolation, and helplessness.

The reverse design features an oak tree offering shelter and a sense of belonging to the family holding hands below it, which includes the girl from the obverse.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • BOYS TOWN
  • When you help a child today…
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • LIBERTY
  • 1917-2017

Reverse Inscriptions

  • …you write the history of tomorrow
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • ONE DOLLAR
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Specifications

Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Diameter: 1.500 inches, 38.10 mm
Weight: 26.73 grams
Mintage Limit: 350,000 across all silver product options

Artist Information

Content last reviewed September 16, 2016

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