United States Mint Announces End of 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program

Nov 12, 2013, 14:28 ET from United States Mint

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint today announced that sales of product options in the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program will end December 31, 2013.  Coins in the program recognize U.S. Army 5-Star Generals Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Henry "Hap" Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar N. Bradley — all alumni of, or instructors at, the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  The coins' release coincides with the celebration of the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the CGSC.  Available product options and their prices are as follows:





Proof $5 Gold Coin



Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin



Proof Silver Dollar



Uncirculated Silver Dollar



Proof Clad Half-Dollar



Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar



5-Star Generals Profile Collection


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*Pricing for the $5 gold coins may change according to the United States Mint's pricing policy for numismatic products containing precious metals.  Current pricing information is available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/catalog.  

Public Law 111-262 authorizes the bureau to collect surcharges from coin sales — $35 for each gold $5 coin, $10 for each silver dollar coin, and $5 for each clad half-dollar coin, which are authorized to be paid to the CGSC Foundation to help finance its activities in support of the college. 

There is still time to add these products to your collection while also supporting the mission of the CGSC.  Orders are being accepted at the United States Mint's online catalog, www.usmint.gov/catalog, or at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).  Please add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.  The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to the taxpayer.


For more information:
Carolyn Fields (202) 354-7222

SOURCE United States Mint