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March 8, 2017

United States Mint Opens Sales for 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins on March 9

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for product options in the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program on March 9 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

Product options and their prices are as follows:

 PRODUCT OPTION

 PRODUCT CODE

 INTRODUCTORY PRICE

 REGULAR
PRICE

 Proof $5 Gold

 17CA

 Per pricing grid

 Per pricing grid

 Uncirculated $5 Gold

 17CB

 Per pricing grid

 Per pricing grid

 Proof Silver Dollar

 17CC

 47.95

 52.95

 Uncirculated Silver Dollar

 17CD

 46.95

 51.95

 Proof Half Dollar

 17CE

 21.95

 26.95

 Uncirculated Half Dollar

 17CF

 20.95

 25.95

 Three-Coin Proof Set

 17CG

 N/A

 Per pricing grid


Products containing gold coins will be priced according to the Mint's 2017 Pricing of Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum Products Grid posted at https://www.usmint.gov/.

The introductory sales period ends on April 10 at 3 p.m. ET, when regular pricing takes effect.

Public Law 114-30 authorizes the Mint to strike and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 350,000 silver dollar coins, and 300,000 half dollar clad coins in proof and uncirculated finishes.  Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof to uncirculated coins minted within the authorized mintage limits. 

The sales price of each coin includes surcharges-$35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin, and $5 for each clad half dollar coin-which the law authorizes the Mint to pay to Boys Town in support of its mission of caring for and assisting children and families in underserved communities across America.

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.  Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.  

In addition to online and telephone sales, the 2017 Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins will be available for purchase following a ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel Ballroom; 415 New Jersey Ave, NW; Washington, DC 20001.

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 in 2017 (#USMint225).

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 March 9, 2017, at noon ET, will not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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Contact:
Press inquiries:  Office of Corporate Communications (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)