2010 Commemorative Coin Pricing

The pricing for the United States Mint’s 2010 Commemorative Coins was recently revealed in a notification published in the Federal Register. The two programs for this year will include the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar and the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar.


The uncirculated version of each coin will have an introductory price of $33.95 and a regular price of $35.95. The proof version of each coin will have an introductory price of $39.95 and a regular price of $43.95. Each price level will represent a $2 increase from the levels set for last year’s programs.

The notification only included prices for the individual coins. However, this does not preclude the issuance of specially packaged sets. Last year, separate pricing announcements were published prior to the release of the Lincoln Coin and Chronicles Set and the Braille Education Set. These sets were first mentioned within the press releases announcing the start of individual coin sales and details were provided at a later date.

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar is scheduled for release on February 25, 2010, with introductory pricing available until March 29, 2010. The Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar will be released on March 23, 2010, with introductory pricing in effect until April 22, 2010. Both coins have a maximum authorized mintage of 350,000.


I haven’t provided my thoughts on the prospects of each release yet, but I do think the Boy Scouts Silver Dollar will sell out of the entire 350,000 authorized mintage. Despite the fact that many collectors and former Boy Scouts have expressed their opinion that the obverse design could have been better chosen, I think this will be outweighed by the broader appeal of the subject.

I have received an unusually high number of inquiries over the past few months from non-collectors who heard about the coins and wanted to purchase them, but did not know where to find them. (I have been directing these people to the US Mint’s website and providing the release date.) As long as the US Mint can get the word out to the broader public, I don’t see these coins remaining available for more than two months. I will take a closer look at each coin closer to the release date.

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  1. Anonymous says

    It would be great if the Mint held back 25,000 Boy Scouts proofs to pair with a proof Kennedy Half for a special set offering. Someone had that idea a while back, and if it came to be that set would surely be a first-day sellout!

  2. Anonymous says

    Haven't decided whether to buy any of the commems. Probably will wait until the last minute. Its most likely the only silver dollar offering direct from the mint. Yes, a proof Kennedy with the scout coin would be a great packaging idea. That one I would buy. It would sell out fast just like the Lincoln set.

  3. Anonymous says

    I plan to buy a Boy Scout commemorative coin. Any institution lasting 100 years has to be well-grounded. It has great values and uphold true American values.

    God bless America.

  4. Anonymous says

    What!!?? Boys aren't allowed in the Girl Scouts???? That is sexist, and the orginanization should be banned, or fined, or sued, or looked upon poorly and chastised by liberals. Wait, what am I talking about, that only works if it is no girls in the boys club. Silly me.

  5. Anonymous says

    As a former Scout I will not be buying. They mess everything up with their corrosive political corrective world views, however to them I say, GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  6. Anonymous says

    Dumb question…what does Kennedy have to do with scouts? I know that the kennedys probably "helped" lots of girls in some way or other (except when it was escaping a submersed car or suicidal tendencies), but where is the connection with scouts?

  7. Anonymous says

    John F. Kennedy was the first Scout to become President of the United States. That's the connection.

  8. Anonymous says

    Sorry to go off-topic, but I sure hope the Mint has re-opened by now so we can get some updated sales statistics!

  9. Anonymous says

    The U.S. Mint prices for gold coins should remain the same this week, as long as tomorrow's London AM gold price fix is at $1,155.50 or less. Gold has taken a sharp upswing the past couple of days, but the earlier days of the week were low enough to keep the average down despite that. It will have to rise by about another $40 by tomorrow for the prices to be in danger of going up.

  10. Zyll says

    WHY is there a girl on the Boy Scout coin?? Don't they know girls have cooties? No self-respecting boy scout would be caught dead with this coin in their pocket.

  11. Anonymous says

    I was a scout but I wouldn't be buying the commemorative coin because it's ugly. I would have chosen one of the other designs they had voted on but not this one.
    Yes, God Bless America but to HELL with the politics.

  12. Anonymous says

    My comments on the Boy Scout Coin:

    I can't believe they put a white male on the Boy Scout coin. How dare the Mint be so politically incorrect. Don't they know that a white boy will grow up to be a white man???? Why didn't the mint use the same policy they did for last year's diversity platinum coin???

    My wife's comments on the Boy Scout Coin:

    For those that are complaining about a woman being on the Boy Scout coin, take a look at any schedule for Cub Scout summer camps (cub scouts generally become boy scouts) and see who is actually taking the child to the camp and working the camps. Of the 21 local day camps here this summer, 17 of those camps are being directed by Moms and worked by Moms. That is because the men are not stepping up and doing their part. (her words)

    Back to my comments:

    Although she is correct with her statistics, I would imagine that men are generally the main provider for households and it is difficult to get away from work for a full week. But saying this out loud might result in unwanted additives in my meals…but I digress.

  13. Anonymous says

    Coin collectors have a right to choose if they want to buy or not buy the Boy Scout coin. That is your choice.

    Two coin collecting sites have already mentioned that the Boy Scout coin will likely sell out in a few months. Thank God that those who hold this institution in high esteem do not visit this blog. They would be terribly disappointed with how bigoted, cynical, and nasty most of the readers here are.

    God bless America.

  14. Anonymous says

    "Thank God that those who hold this institution in high esteem do not visit this blog. They would be terribly disappointed with how bigoted, cynical, and nasty most of the readers here are."

    I wholeheartedly agree with your sermon…I mean your point: more of us should worship at the alter of political correctness so that others feel better about their shortcomings. Now that's what Scouts are all about!

  15. Anonymous says

    It really would not have bothered me if they had a good design with a Mom on it. But….to add a girl when less than one percent of "boy scouts" are girls is just political correctness gone extreme. The coin was suppose to represent the "history" of scouting, not some idealized political fantasy. You can say what you will but I don't think there is even a white boy on that coin at all…look close. To say such does not make me a bigot, it just makes me disappointed with how coin designs are chosen and how history can be ignored.

  16. Anonymous says

    Anonymous at February 16, 2010 2:57 PM

    Sir, I agree with nasty words, oops, I mean sermon, as well.

    I am a redneck Republican who worships the almighty dollar. I worship money so that I can earn a fast buck and steal from the rich to give to myself (the poor).

  17. Anonymous says

    I dont see one thing this year selling out and if it does it will be a complete surprise. I just see people piling on the 08 gold coins and that is it.

  18. Anonymous says

    Oh, there will be some sellouts this year, if for no other reason than the simple lack of as many products to choose from. We as collectors seem to feel like we have to buy SOME things from the Mint every year, and the silver commemoratives with their intrinsic value and more affordable price point will most likely be leaders of the pack.

    Plus, don't forget the Presidential Dollar products that feature Lincoln. Did you happen to read Michael's updated Mint sales report on Coin Update? The first few days worth of sales of the Presidential Dollar Proof Set was an astounding number. The Mint just might pull that one off-sale much sooner than normal. Of course, I don't really know why the Mint is still offering the 2009 set (and still for $1 less, at that). In the past, sales of the prior year set always ended by the start of sales for the current year's set. It will be interesting to see how that one plays out.

    I still say the Lincoln First-Day Coin Cover and the Lincoln Coin & Spouse Medal Set will both be quick sellouts. I'm still wondering though why the Coin & Spouse Medal Sets for Pierce and Lincoln disappeared from the Mint schedule a few weeks ago, while the Fillmore and Buchanan Sets remain. If the Mint doesn't offer a set for the Lincolns, they will be costing themselves a lot of revenue. I keep thinking it must have been the result of some kind of glitch or something. I guess we'll find out by the scheduled release date of 3/26 for the Fillmore set. If it goes ahead as planned, then I would think it's safe to assume there will be sets for all four Presidents and Spouse Medals this year.

  19. Anonymous says

    I have a problem with something that is not at least 50% precious metal being called a coin. The mint primarily offers medals, bronze likenesses, tokens, and souvenir items. It no longer offers much in the way of coins. Dumbing down of America to where we now call what should be a token or a souvenir item a coin.

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