2015 United States Marshals Commemorative Coins

Today, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2014 US Marshals Commemorative Coins. The $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars are issued to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the Nation’s first federal law enforcement agency, the United States Marshals Service.

The program was authorized under Public Law 112-104, enacted on April 2, 2012. The designs for the coins were officially unveiled in July 2014, with each coin taking focus on a different aspect theme related to the US Marshals Service. The authorizing legislation provided very specific guidelines for the themes and elements to be portrayed on the obverse and reverse of each coin.

Prior to the official start of sales, the US Mint provided the US Marshals Service with a limited number of coins for display and presentation during the official 225th anniversary ceremony which took place in 2014. A small number of half dollars were also apparently inadvertently sold early due to a systems error with the Mint’s website.

2015 US Marshals $5 Gold Coin

The 2015 US Marshals $5 Gold Coin obverse design features a depiction of the US Marshals Service Star superimposed on a mountain range evoking a western landscape. The reverse depicts an eagle holding a draped American flag with a shield at its chest carrying the inscription “U.S. Marshal”. The words “Justice Integrity Service” appear to the left. This design is intended to be emblematic of the men and women of the service who lost their lives in the line of duty. The obverse was designed by Donna Weaver and engraved by Jim Licaretz, while the reverse was designed by Paul C. Balan and engraved by Don Everhart.

The gold coins are limited to a mintage of 100,000 pieces across proof and uncirculated versions, which are both produced at the West Point Mint. Each coin is struck in 90% gold with a weight of 8.359 grams and diameter of 0.850 inch. The opening pricing for the individual coins is $407.60 for the uncirculated version and and $412.60 for the proof version. These prices are based on an average weekly gold price in the range of $1,250 to $1,299.99 and will be subject to potential weekly change.

2015 US Marshals Silver Dollar

The obverse of the 2015 US Marshals Silver Dollar features the US Marshals Service Star with a silhouette of US Marshals riding horses across a flat landscape. The reverse design depicts a frontier US Marshal leaning against a post and holding a “wanted” poster. The words “Justice Integrity Service” appear above. This design is intended to be emblematic of the US Marshals legendary status in America’s cultural landscape. The obverse was designed by Richard Masters and engraved by Charles Vickers, while the reverse was designed by Frank Morris and engraved by Joseph Menna.

A maximum mintage of 500,000 pieces has been established across proof and uncirculated versions, which are both produced at the Philadelphia Mint. Each coin is struck in 90% silver with a weight of 26.73 grams and diameter of 1.500 inches. The initial pricing for the coins is $43.95 for the uncirculated version and $46.95 for the proof version.

2015 US Marshals Half Dollar

The 2015 US Marshals Half Dollar obverse design features the image of an Old West US Marshal with horse and a modern female US Marshal in tactical gear. The reverse design depicts Lady Justice holding the scale of justice in her left hand and the US Marshals Service Star in her right.  Also included are a copy of the United States Constitution, a stack of school books, handcuffs, and a whiskey jug. This design is intended to be emblematic of the role that the US Marshals had in a changing nation, including their ties to the Constitution and themes including the Whiskey Rebellion, slavery and the legacy of equality, and the struggle between labor and capital. The obverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by Michael Gaudioso, while the reverse was designed by Susan Gamble and engraved by Phebe Hemphill.

A maximum mintage of 750,000 has been established across proof and uncirculated versions. The proof version is struck at San Francisco, and the uncirculated version is struck at Denver. These coins carry the standard copper-nickel clad composition and specifications of the current half dollar. The initial pricing is $13.95 for the uncirculated version and $14.95 for the proof version.

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A three coin proof set is also available, initially priced at $473.60. This pricing is subject to potential weekly change based on the average market price of gold. The multi-coin set carries a product limit of 15,000 units.

The initial pricing for each of the products includes an introductory period discount. The introductory sales period ends on March 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, when regular pricing will go into effect.

All prices include surcharges of $35 per gold coin, $10 per silver dollar, and $3 per half dollar. The first $5 million of the surcharges will be distributed to the US Marshals Museum for the preservation, maintenance, and display of artifacts and documents. Additional amounts will be distributed in thirds to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation, and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The United States Mint will be selling the six individual 2015 US Marshals Commemorative Coins at their booth at the Long Beach Expo. Sales will open January 29, 2015 at 12:00 Noon local time. The Expo runs from January 29 to 31.

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  1. says

    Not that it will provide me with an incentive to buy it, but I must say that the reverse of the $5 gold is possibly one of the finest flag/eagle designs ever seen on an U.S. coin. I would like to see this design as part of a future reverse update for the Silver Eagle. The only modification would need to be using the regular heraldic shield design instead of the lettering “U.S. MARSHALS”.

  2. cagcrisp says

    The Marshal Silver has now been listed as Back Order. You can Purchase just Not currently in stock..

  3. Larry says

    I wish the proof silver Marshal had the eagle from the gold. I may buy a silver proof anyway, but it sure would have been nice with the eagle. I bough the Medal of Honor and the Star Spangled Banner golds, and they are OK, but just too small.

  4. thePhelps says

    Larry – I agree these are small. That is why I am on the fence about the gold coins for that reason – but the design is pretty sweet and you can’t find it on other mint offerings.

    cag – it seems many of us might have under estimated the demand. The 3 coin set might have sold quickly – only because of the 15k limit. The 3 coin sets do typically sell out on this type of offering.

  5. Ends in Error says

    Looks like the 3 Coin Set did sell out. That was fast. Looks like flipermania is at work here. Now when 15,000 sets all ship wthin a week and hit the bay in a sunami of desperation selling, just watch prices drop below issue. Oh when will they learn? This is Kennedyville all over again.

  6. Keep Calm & Stack On says

    Thanks MK – yeah, I’ll be KCCO’ing here around 5 pm!

    GF, et al., – when you guys receive your Sacabuck C&C sets, would you list your serial #1 range, e.g., the first S/N and last # of your sets please.

    I’m really interested to know how these delays sets may be different or how serialization of the $1 may alter, if any. I’ll do the same. Thanks!

  7. says

    I am impressed that both the three coin set and the proof silver coin made it to out of stock status. Seems like initial demand exceeded supply. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover the three coin set is outright sold out.

    cagcrisp,

    It’s not really so surprising when you think about it. The proof silver coin is usually the most popular option with commemoratives, so if anything would run out of launch day supply, it’d be that one.

  8. Chuck says

    I’d given up on my Dec 4 C&C orders so I managed to pick up a Hera from Perth Mint last night, Then I wake up this morning and find my CC dinged for both C&C orders. Isn’t that the way of it, but no complaints. Hera is going for $80 + over purchase price and the C&C is cruising along as well.

  9. john says

    Call mint today,about my c and c sets.Was told it was ship back in dec.I never got it and no tacking #.on mint web.AND my c c was refund last week.my order was Dec. 5.I need to talk to some one that know more,this person I talk to did not know anything my-be I will get them yet.

  10. Tinto says

    @Larry

    I agree the eagle should have been on the silver … it would have looked awesome. If the Mint is planning to have a regular HR gold coin and a silver medal offering maybe they could reuse it in the future, without the “US MARSHALS” wording of course.

  11. cagcrisp says

    Initial Sales Numbers for the Marshals:

    SR1 2015 Marshal Gold Proof 2,698
    SR2 2015Marshal Gold Unc 2,323
    SR3 2015 Marshal Silver Proof 24,057
    SR4 2015 Marshal Silver Unc 10,200
    SR5 2015 Marshal Clad Prooft 14,212
    SR6 2015 Marshal Clad Unc 7,649
    SR7 2015 Marshal 3 coin set 9,421

    SO….If you wanted a Gold Proof you Opted to go for the 3 coin set instead of the Individual Gold Proof.
    Once Sales Open back up for the 3 coin set, They will Not last long…

  12. cagcrisp says

    Contest for Opening Day ONLY Sales of Gold Proof US Marshal coin:

    • thePhelps 8,500
    • cagcrisp 8,085
    • Keep Calm & Stack On 12,250
    • Tinto 7,700
    Actual 2,698 +9,421 (3coin set) = 12,119
    Keep Calm & Stack On Winner

    Contest for Opening Day ONLY Sales of Gold Unc US Marshal coin:
    • thePhelps 4,750
    • cagcrisp 4,036
    • Keep Calm & Stack On 3,500
    • Tinto 3,000
    Actual 2,323
    Tinto Winner

    Contest for Opening Day ONLY Sales of Silver Proof US Marshal coin:
    • thePhelps 13,650
    • cagcrisp 14,127
    • Keep Calm & Stack On 17,500
    • Tinto 16,000
    Actual 24,057 + 9,421 (3 coin set) = 33,478
    Keep Calm & Stack On Winner

    Contest for Opening Day ONLY Sales of Silver Unc US Marshal coin:
    • thePhelps 6,550
    • cagcrisp 7,085
    • Keep Calm & Stack On 5,000
    • Tinto 4,000
    Actual 10,200
    Winner cagcrisp

  13. R dignan says

    A 3 coin box is out of stock
    So the suckers will paying more for a presentation box

    Plenty of these coins still left

    It’s just a box

  14. Ikaika says

    @ cagcrisp

    Many thanks for the info! People that still wants the proof set and missed out will have another shot at it.

  15. cagcrisp says

    $1,036,096.00 was raised in first 12 hours for the Marshal museum. I was hoping for $2.5 million in Total for CY15 so 40% in first 12 hours is a start…

  16. cagcrisp says

    @Samuel, First 12 hours. They didn’t go Out of Stock until approximately 7:30 AM EDT today. Now way of knowing how many sold between midnight and this morning. Probably had 10,000 on hand for Day 1…

  17. says

    R dignan,

    No one paid “more” for the three coin set. In fact, the three coin set costs about a dollar less than if you bought all three proof individual options.

    On a more general note, presentation counts. There is a reason the Perth Mint’s Lunar typesets sell out so quickly; they’re a convenient way to buy, package and present the four coins inside even though you can buy all four individually.

  18. thePhelps says

    cag – thanks for the numbers. It is a nice start for the Marshal coins – not earth shattering – but respectable. I think the series will do fine this year – obviously not BHoF sales – but much better than recent offerings. Actually – looking back it might take some digging to find a set that this compares to – since all the coins are acceptable.

  19. A&L Futures says

    @ EVERYONE

    (ref: LE MoD Set)

    I received this reply from the U.S. Mint (via Facebook) —

    Mr. XXXXXXX

    The dimes are currently on display at the Long Beach Expo.

    The special set will contain a proof silver dollar, a silver reverse proof dime produced in Philadelphia with a P mint mark and silver dime produced in West Point with a W mint mark.

    We do not have any information yet about the on-sale date, pricing, product limit or Household Order Limits.

  20. Blair J Tobler says

    A&L Futures – awesome news! Thanks for the info. I think there’s no doubt the set will fly off the shelves, while the individual coins languish for the entire year.

  21. VaBeachSteve says

    Wow ….. Ordered my 3 coin set around 2pm and just received a “shipped” notice from the Mint. That was fast!

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