This bill would direct the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of Boys Town — one of the largest and oldest non-profit child care agencies in the U.S.
Boys Town was created in 1917 by Father Edward Joseph Flanagan, with a mission of:
"reuniting kids with their families, finding foster homes for others, providing a Boys Town family for those with nowhere else to turn, and [offering] help at home where they can remain together as families."The bill would authorize the minting and issuing of up to:
- 50,000 $5 gold coins — struck in 90% gold and 10% alloy
- 350,000 silver dollars — struck in 90% silver and 10% copper
- 300,000 clad composition half dollars — struck in copper-nickel clad
If passed, this bill would mandate that coins be issued between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018.