United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar

January 23, 2017

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) has opened sales for the 2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver Dollar.

The obverse (heads) design features a portrait of founder Melvin Jones paired with the Lions Clubs International logo. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “MELVIN JONES,” “FOUNDER,” and “2017.” The reverse (tails) design depicts a male and female lion with a lion cub superimposed over a globe. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$1,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF SERVICE.”

Available product options and their prices are as follows:

Proof Silver Dollar 17CH $47.95 $52.95
Uncirculated Silver Dollar 17CJ $46.95 $51.95

Each encapsulated coin is packaged in a black velvet, satin-lined presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The introductory sales period ends on February 21 at 3 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect.

Public Law 112-181 authorizes the bureau to mint and issue up to 400,000 silver dollar coins in proof and uncirculated qualities. Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof to uncirculated coins minted within the authorized mintage limits.

The price of each coin includes a $10 surcharge, which the law authorizes to be paid to the Lions Clubs International Foundation to further its programs for the blind and visually impaired in the United States and abroad; invest in adaptive technologies for the disabled; and invest in youth and those affected by a major disaster.

Orders will be accepted at https://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 http://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

International Shipping: You may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are not reflected in our prices. Duties and taxes are levied by your country or other overseas authority once a shipment reaches your country. You may also be required to pay additional charges for customs clearance. You should contact your local customs office for further information on applicable duties, taxes, restrictions, and fees. For more information about shipping outside the United States, please visit: catalog.usmint.gov/international-shipping.

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 Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year.


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