The coins honor the contribution of the US Marshals Service and will begin selling in January, ahead of the planned 2017 opening of the new museum. Proceeds from the coins will benefit the museum, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and several other charities.
The U.S. Mint will produce up to 100,000 $5 gold coins, a half-million $1 silver coins and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins.
The $5 coin memorializes marshals who have died in the line of service. The $1 coin honors the agency's frontier history, with the back of the coin showing a U.S. Marshal with a poster that says "Wanted in Ft. Smith." The half-dollar coin focuses on the agency's diverse missions and features depictions of current and past U.S. Marshals.
Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd was in attendance at the event.
|Left to right: Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation president Johnathan Adler and Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig Floyd attend coin unveiling event.|