The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection. The specially issued set includes uncirculated versions of the silver dollar and half dollar from the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program and a bronze replica of the 1962 General Douglas MacArthur Congressional Gold Medal.
The coins and medal are included within an easel-like packaging suitable for display that includes informative profile cards for the five United States Army 5-Star Generals: George Marshall, Douglas MacArthrur, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry Arnold, and Omar Bradley. The profile cards feature biographical information, photos, historic military information, and fun facts. A certificate of authenticity signed by the Acting Director of the United States Mint is also included.
The 5-Star Generals Profile Collection is limited to a production of 50,000 sets. There are no household ordering limits in place.
The price of each set is $74.95. This makes the special collection a lower cost alternative to purchasing the individual uncirculated versions of the silver dollar and clad half dollar. Sales for the product will only take place during 2013 or until a full sell out of the production limit has occurred.
Authorized under Public Law 111-262, surcharges collected from the sale of coins from the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program will be distributed to the Army Command and General Staff College Foundation to help finance its activities in support of the college.