US Mint designs 3 coins for Boys Town’s 100th anniversary

Posted By: Sarah Fili

Three U.S. coins will be released next year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Boys Town.

The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs of the coins on Tuesday.        

One will feature a portrait of Father Edward Flanagan, who founded Boys Town as an orphanage for boys in 1917. The organization has grown into a nonprofit that houses 400 troubled boys and girls on its Omaha campus.

Other coins will feature oak trees and scenes of young children seeking shelter.

A limited number of the $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins and half dollar coins are scheduled to be released next year.

Flanagan was depicted in the Academy Award-winning 1938 movie “Boys Town.”