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Boys Town commemoratives sell slowly

After a small opening surge March 9-12, collector demand for Boys Town commemorative coins weakened.


In the week from March 12-March 19, buyers took 3,094 proof Boys Town silver dollars, bringing the running total to 12,138 coins. The uncirculated dollar sales were 1,162. The running tally is 6,121. Sales of the three-coin proof set rose by 506 to 3,329.

Gold $5 sales during the week were 138 proofs and 148 uncirculated pieces, bringing total sales to 945 and 1,202, respectively.

Sales of the clad half dollar coins were remarkably similar. For proofs, an additional 1,175 were sold to bring the tally to 10,839. For uncirculated halves, the sales number was 1,107 to bring the overall sales number to 11,137.

Maximum silver dollar mintage is 350,000 coins. The maximum number for gold is 50,000. For clad halves it is 300,000. The set ceiling is 15,000.

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