Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by statequarterguy, Oct 17, 2014.
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From Public Law 112-104
"(c) Commencement of Issuance.--The Secretary may issue coins, to the
public, minted under this Act beginning on or after January 1, 2015,
except for a limited number to be issued prior to such date to the
Director of the United States Marshals Service and employees of the
Service for display and presentation during the 225th Anniversary
These were NOT from the TV Guys nor for the TV Guys but were submissions from Chief Inspector Scott Sanders and Senior Inspector Oscar Blythe of the US Marshals Service. They pair received them at the groundbreaking ceremony for the US Marshals Museum on Sept. 24 as enabled by and expressly from Public Law 112-104. Sanders and Blythe developed the idea for the commemorative coin in 2007 and worked closely with Congressional aides, the United States Mint, the US Marshals Museum, and others to make them a reality.
For Coin World to state that the US Mint "sold" a small number of the coins is simply shoddy journalism implying some type of favoritism or under handed dealing. This is what was written into the law which enabled the production of this commemorative and was completely out of the hands of the US Mint.
All of this "collectible plastic" crap will eventually fall to its truth worth.......zero.
Yep, some fool will probably pay crazy money for those labels.
Intersting take. Hard to believe the mint would give anything away. Wait, oh yeah, maybe a bag.
Thanks, I missed that one. Check this one out, some good points made.
The US Mint is under the Authority of the United States Treasury which is run by the Secretary of the Treasury. Do you suppose that the Treasury Department sent the King of Siam a bill for that Proof Set they gave him?
The Treasury Department gives away a lot of stuff and I expect that the two sets that were submitted to NGC were gifts in Celebration of the US Marshals anniversary. Whether or not any of the coins made "available to the US Marshals Service" in honor of the Anniversary were actually sold is really unknown to me but really, since it was written into the law is there really any controversy here?
Nice call on the US Mint bag............
Provided the two individuals that submitted them put them up for sale.
But then, it really doesn't matter to me.
You know, there was once a $20 limit on the value of a gift a federal employee could accept.
That is applicable to outsiders. The US government can give it's employees a "bonus" all they want.
My words exactly Medoraman.
Maybe, not sure how it applies between agencies. Your own agency/employer giving you a bonus may be different. Is there a possible scenario where the U.S. Marshals could be assigned to investigate the U.S. Mint? If so, a conflict would exist.
Another issue is the wording in the law. As cited by 19Lyds, I believe it could be interpreted to mean the coins were to be given to the U.S Marshals (the agency) for display, not to be owned by individuals within the agency.
I could not agree more. I will be happy with my own half dollars and dollars when they are released in original government packaging.
Who cares? It really isn't a big deal
I care, and for someone who doesn't care, you seem to want to push that thought and other opinions aside. You didn't care in the other thread you linked to also. Now that we know how you feel, you may move on if you think it isn't important to the collector community.
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