Commemorative Coins of the United States

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1917 Mc Kinley Memorial Gold Dollar

SUMMARY OF CHARACTERISTICS

(Also see preceding listing)
Authorization date: February 23, 1916
Date on coins: 1917
Date when coins were actually minted: 1917
Mint used: Philadelphia
Maximum quantity authorized: 100,000 (total for both years)
Total quantity minted (including assay coins): 10,014
Assay coins (included in above): 14
Quantity melted: 14 (assay coins) according to conventional information in print; probably about 5,000 coins were actually melted (B. Max Mehl's and author's estimate)
Net number distributed: 10,000 according to conventional information in print; probably only about 5,000 were actually distributed (B. Max Mehl's and author's estimate)
Standard original packaging: Paper coin envelope imprinted with "The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Association, Youngstown, Ohio," and with a notation that it contains (space for number) Souvenir McKinley Gold Dollars; Christmas card enclosing one gold dollar
Official sale price: $3

MARKET INDEX

(average market prices)

1920 MS-63 to 64 $2.75
1925 MS-63 to 64 $3
1930 MS-63 to 64 $4
1935 MS-63 to 64 $5
1936 (summer) MS-63 to 64 $10
1940 MS-63 to 64 $8
1945 MS-63 to 64 $12
1950 MS-63 to 64 $14
1955 MS-63 to 64 $24
1960 MS-63 $45
1965 MS-63 $195
1970 MS-63 $140
1975 MS-63 $350
1980 MS-63 $2,300
1985 MS-63 $1,500
1986 MS-60 $800, MS-63 $1,300, MS-64 $2,200, MS-65 $4,350
1990 (spring) MS-60 $650, MS-63 $2,450, MS-64 $4,350, MS-65 $10,600
1990 (December) MS-60 $650, MS-63 $1,650, MS-64 $2,800, MS-65 $5,600

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