United States Mint Opens Sales for Mark Twain Commemorative Gold Coins

January 14, 2016

The United States Mint (Mint) opened sales for Mark Twain Commemorative Gold Coins today at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Public Law 112-201 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 100,000 $5 gold coins in proof and uncirculated qualities. Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof to uncirculated coins minted within the authorized mintage limits. Available product options and their prices are as follows:





Proof $5 Gold Coin


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Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin


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*The introductory sales period ends on Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect.

The gold coins are priced according to the range in which they appear on the Mint’s pricing grid for numismatic gold coins. Visit catalog.usmint.gov/ for current pricing information.

Sales prices include surcharges of $35 for each gold coin which are authorized to be paid to the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Conn.; the University of California, Berkeley; Elmira College in New York; and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Mo.

Orders are being accepted at catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. To learn more about available shipping options, visit catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

The release date for the Mark Twain Commemorative Silver Dollars will be announced soon.

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 Jan. 14, 2016, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.


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