The U.S. Mint has announced that it will highlight tomorrow’s launch of the 2016 National Park Service 100 Anniversary Commemorative Coins by opening sales of the issues at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Mint’s Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson will join National Park Foundation President Will Shafroth and N.P.S. Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell as hosts of the event, which will take place from noon until 1 p.m. ET.
Collectors will be able to choose between Proof and Uncirculated versions of a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar, and a clad half dollar, each with unique designs. A three-piece set containing Proof versions of each coin will also be available for $466.45 and has a mintage limit of 15,000 sets.
For more information on the National Park Service Commemorative Coins, please visit the U.S. Mint’s Web site. You can read the Mint’s press release regarding tomorrow’s launch below.
United States Mint Opens Sales for National Park Service Commemorative Coins on National Mall
The United States Mint (Mint), National Park Foundation and National Park Service will open sales for the 2016 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service Commemorative Coin Program at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall.
Thursday, March 24, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. ET
Lincoln Memorial at National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington D.C.
- National Park Foundation President Will Shafroth
- National Park Service Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell
- United States Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson
Public Law 113-291 authorizes the United States Mint to strike and issue 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 $1 silver coins and 750,000 half dollar clad coins to commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. Surcharges are authorized to be paid to the National Park Foundation to support projects that help preserve and protect resources under the stewardship of the National Park Service and promote public enjoyment and appreciation of these resources.