2017

Boys Town Centennial

Commemorative Coin Program
Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Program
Founded on December 12, 1917, Boys Town has grown from a single home for displaced children to a nationally recognized leader with more than 2 million children and families benefiting from Boys Town programs. With operations in 15 locations across the United States, Boys Town is dedicated to providing a wide variety of care and services to underserved communities across America.

In celebration of 100 years of service, the United States Mint is proud to present these Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coins honoring their history and success through their life–changing programs.

BOYS TOWN
CENTENNIAL
$5 GOLD COIN

The obverse features a portrait of Father Flanagan. Inscriptions include “BOYS TOWN CENTENNIAL,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “FR. EDWARD FLANAGAN,” “LIBERTY,” and “2017.” The reverse features an outstretched hand holding a young oak tree growing from an acorn. As stated in the idiom “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow,” this design represents the potential of each child helped by Boys Town to grow into a productive, complete adult. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “THE WORK WILL CONTINUE,” “FIVE DOLLARS,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

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BOYS TOWN
CENTENNIAL
SILVER DOLLAR

The obverse features a young girl sitting alone and gazing upward into the branches of an oak tree looking for help. The empty space around the girl is deliberate and meant to show the child’s sense of loneliness, isolation, and helplessness. Inscriptions include “BOYS TOWN,” “When you help a child today...,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” and “1917–2017.” The reverse features an oak tree offering shelter and a sense of belonging to the family holding hands below it, which includes the girl from the obverse. Inscriptions include “…you write the history of tomorrow,” “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

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BOYS TOWN
CENTENNIAL CLAD
HALF DOLLAR

The obverse features an older brother holding the hand of his younger brother in 1917. They walk toward Father Flanagan’s Boys Home and the 1940s Pylon representing what would become Boys Town. Inscriptions include “BOYS TOWN,” “1917,” “2017,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” and “Saving Children.” The reverse features a present-day Boys Town neighborhood of homes where children are schooled and nurtured by caring families. Out of these homes come young adults who graduate from high school and the Boys Town program. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “Healing Families,” and “HALF DOLLAR.”

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BOYS TOWN
CENTENNIAL
THREE-COIN
PROOF SET

Limited to 15,000 units! Each set includes the $5 proof gold coin, proof silver dollar, and the proof clad half dollar.

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