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Boys Town Centennial Coin Wins Major Award at 2019 Berlin World Money Fair

February 25th, 2019     By Boys Town Contributor

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We're excited to share that Boys Town's Centennial Silver Dollar was named the Most Inspirational Coin at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, on February 2!

"Honoring the Boys Town Centennial Silver Dollar as the Most Inspirational Coin speaks volumes about the ability of our artists to convey emotion – I am so proud of them," said United States Mint Director David Ryder, who accepted the award. "I feel this coin represents America at its best, because we are truly at our best when we focus on helping others."

The commemorative coin was designed by Artistic Infusion Program artist Emily Damstra, and sculpted by Joseph Menna, the newly selected Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

The Boys Town Silver Dollar tells a story of hope, with the obverse and reverse sides functioning as one singular, harmonious and congruent design. The obverse features a young girl sitting alone and gazing upward into the branches of an oak tree, as if looking for help. The empty space around the girl is deliberate and meant to symbolize the child's sense of loneliness, isolation and helplessness. The reverse features an oak tree offering shelter and a sense of belonging to the family holding hands below it, which includes the girl from the obverse.

For more information on the Boys Town Centennial Silver Dollar, please visit https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/commemorative-coins/boys-town-centennial.

If you'd like to purchase the Boys Town Centennial Clad Half Dollar commemorative coin through the Boys Town Gift Shop, you can order it online at https://boystowngifts.org/collections/souvenirs/products/centennial-coin

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