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Scout prices go up

Will the Boy Scout commemorative silver dollar be sold out by the time you read this? There is a good chance, though prices were due to rise as this issue went to press.

The Mint has just 37,347 to go to reach the 350,000-coin maximum set by Congress.

In the latest reporting week, the Mint said collectors purchased 22,261 pieces. That sales pace is down by 1,614 from the pace set in the prior week.

So far, 211,333 proofs have been sold along with 101,320 of the uncirculated version.

The maximum mintage number combines the sales totals of both the proofs and the uncirculateds. Sales figures combined now total 312,653.

Having gone on sale March 23, the Boy Scout silver dollar was given a formal introduction by Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca in a ceremony March 27 at the American Numismatic Association convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

The coin marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. If all coins sell, the BSA National Foundation will receive $10 per coin in surcharges, or $3.5 million, to help fund troop start-ups in under-served areas.

Original price of the coins was $39.95 for the proof and $33.95 for the uncirculateds. This increased to $43.95 and $35. 95, respectively, April 21.

For more information, visit the Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov.

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2010 U.S. Coin Digest, The Complete Guide to Current Market Values, 8th ed.

State Quarters Deluxe Folder By Warmans

Standard Guide to Small-Size U.S. Paper Money, 1928 to Date

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change, 2nd Edition



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