One hundred years ago, Father Edward Flanagan set out to give displaced children a home. It all started when he rented out a Victorian-style mansion in 1917. His boys home would be named "Boys Town". Two million children and families now benefit from the Boys Town Program. To commemorate this effort, a special series of coins was created. Each coin sold benefits the Boys Town program and its mission of caring for and assisting children and families across America.
We arranged for the very best "Inaugural Strike" coins to be immediately graded and certified by ANACS and the coins offered here have been independently graded and certified as perfect Proof 70 (abbreviated PR70) condition making these coins very unique in this collection. The combination of "Inaugural Strike" and PR70 makes it a collector's treasure. However only 38 are available. When they are gone no more coins can be certified as "Inaugural Strike."
The obverse of the silver dollar coin features a young girl sitting alone and gazing upward into the branches of an oak tree looking for help. The empty space around the girl is deliberate and meant to show the child’s sense of loneliness, isolation, and helplessness. Inscriptions include “BOYS TOWN,” “When you help a child today...,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” and “1917–2017.”
The reverse of the coin 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. Inscriptions include “…you write the history of tomorrow,” “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”