About $1 million was raised for the U.S. Marshals Service Museum from first day sales of the United States Mint’s newest commemorative coins, which celebrate the 225th anniversary of the nation’s oldest federal law agency.
The gold, silver and copper-clad coins, which were authorized by Congress, went on sale Thursday with brisk sales online and at the U.S. Mint’s official stores. The coins will also be available this weekend at a coin show in San Diego, Calif.
“I am hopeful that coin sales will continue to be successful and the U.S. Marshals Service National Museum will be able to benefit from their popularity,” said Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.
The biggest seller on Thursday was the silver dollar coin that features an old-time western Marshal holding a “Wanted in Fort Smith” poster. The US Mint reported selling 34,257 silver “proof” and “uncirculated” coins. The Mint also sold 21,861 copper-clad half dollar pieces and 5,021 $5 gold coins. In addition, they sold 9,421 three-coin sets — featuring a proof gold, silver and copper-clad coin. Only 15,000 sets will be sold in all.
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