The introductory pricing period for 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program will conclude at the end of this week. The program includes $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars featuring the five 5-Star Generals of the United States Army, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Henry Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar N. Bradley.
Generals Marshall and Eisenhower are depicted on the silver dollar, Generals Arnold and Bradley are depicted on the clad half dollar, and General MacArthur is presented alone on the $5 gold coin. The reverse designs of each coin represent the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where all were either alumni or instructors.
Sales originally began on March 21, 2013 under introductory pricing. The introductory period will conclude on April 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM, after which regular pricing will go into effect. The prices for products containing gold coins may vary weekly based on the average market price of gold.
|Current Price||Regular Price|
|Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin||$456.20||$461.20*|
|Proof $5 Gold Coin||$461.20||$466.20*|
|Uncirculated Silver Dollar||$50.95||$55.95|
|Proof Silver Dollar||$54.95||$59.95|
|Uncirculated Half Dollar||$16.95||$20.95|
|Proof Half Dollar||$17.95||$21.95|
|3 Coin Proof Set||$522.20||$527.20*|
|*Prices may be adjusted weekly based on average price of gold|
The maximum mintages for each of the coins across all product options are established at 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 clad half dollars. A product limit of 10,000 applies to the 3 coin proof set. A special product will also be offered for the program, although the products comprising the set and the product limit have not yet been established.
Under the authorizing legislation, these coins may only be issued during the one year period beginning on January 1, 2013. Sales for commemorative coins typically close after the maximum authorized mintage has been sold or at a pre-announced date in mid-December.
Orders for these coins may be placed at http://catalog.usmint.gov/