- Associated Press - Sunday, February 15, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Marshals Museum officials say sales of the Marshals Service 225th anniversary commemorative coins have been better than expected.

So far, more than 184,000 of the 1.35 million coins authorized to be minted were sold nationwide between Jan. 29, when the coins hit the market, and Wednesday, when the U.S. Mint reported the latest sales tabulations.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1zFMW0S ) that coin sales will benefit the planned museum in Fort Smith.

Museum President and CEO Jim Dunn says about 400 people showed up at a Feb. 7 event to buy gold $5, silver dollar, and copper/nickel-clad half dollar coins. Dunn says buyers lined up outside four hours before the doors opened.

The museum sold out of its supply of 10 gold coins just five minutes after the sale started.



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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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