WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will release the 2013 5–Star Generals Profile Collection (product code 5G8) on August 5 at noon (ET). The set contains one uncirculated silver dollar coin and one clad half–dollar coin from the 5–Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program and a bronze replica of the 1962 General Douglas MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal. The coins and medal are mounted in easel–like packaging suitable for display that includes informative profile cards for each general with photos, historic military information, and fun facts. A Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the Acting Director of the United States Mint, is included.
The 2013 5–Star Generals Profile Collection is priced at $74.95, and production is limited to 50,000 units. There is no household order limit for this product. Orders will be accepted at the bureau’s online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Shipping is scheduled to begin in early September.
Please note: The United States Mint is offering free standard shipping and reducing the cost of “expedited” shipping by $4.95 on all domestic Web site orders placed during the period of July 26 at 9 a.m. ET through September 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET. Free standard shipping during this period applies only to orders placed on the Web site catalog that would normally carry the standard $4.95 or expedited $12.95 (+ $4.95) shipping fee. (Customers will still be charged $12.95 for expedited shipping.)
The 5–Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program is authorized by Public Law 111–262. The bureau is minting and issuing the coins in recognition of U.S. Army 5–Star Generals MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Henry “Hap” Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar N. Bradley–all alumni of, or instructors at, the Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Surcharges collected from coin sales–$35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar, and $5 for each clad half–dollar–are authorized to be paid to the CGSC Foundation to help finance its activities in support of the college. The public law authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 clad half–dollars.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale date and time of August 5, 2013, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.