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The United States Mint has been selling the Boy Scouts dollar coin to a very receptive audience.
While coin collectors make up the core of any commemorative coin fan base, many non-collectors purchase commemorative coins as gifts.
The United States government has allowed the U.S. Mint to make:
- A total of 350,000 Boy Scout commemorative silver dollars
- Most are proofs
- 107,000 of the coins were made in uncirculated
The U.S. Mint still has proof versions of the Boy Scouts commemorative dollar for sale.
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