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U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary 2015 Coins

Honor the Brave and Selfless US Marshals by Collecting  US Marshals Service 225th Anniversary  Gold and Silver Coins

US Marshal Service Badge 1

US Marshals Service Badge – Source of Image: Wikipedia

All patriots in the U.S. and the Diaspora now have the privilege to honor the US Marshals by collecting the 225th Anniversary US Marshals Service commemorative coins, which mark the 225th year since the US Marshals Service was started. These new US Marshals coins released by the U.S. Mint are now available online in raw form at the official website of the United States Mint or in the form of NGC certified and encapsulated coins from online coin and precious metals dealers such as ModernCoinMart (MCM). Here’s a golden opportunity to demonstrate your love and appreciation for the oldest federal law enforcement agency that has served our nation meritoriously since 1789. To help you appreciate the importance of this great national service and the need to collect these commemorative coins, here is a brief history of the US Marshals Service.

History of the U.S. Marshals Service

On September 24, 1789, President George Washington created the office of the U.S. Marshals Service when he signed the Judiciary Act into law. Prior to this time, the president observed that there was no strong regional administrative structure that covered the entire country. The Judiciary Act stated that the U.S. Marshal’s main function was to carry out all warrants issued to him with the authority of the U.S. Federal Government. At that time, a marshal was defined as an officer of the court assigned to assist federal courts to enforce the law.

U.S. Marshals Justice, Integrity, and Service

U.S. Marshals “Justice, Integrity, and Service” – Source of Image: Colorado United States Marshals Posse

The majority of the first set of U.S. marshals were proven military veterans in the American Revolution. These included people like Congressman William Smith and Congressman Thomas Morris for the New York district as well as Henry Dearborn from the Maine district. From the infant days of the service, marshals were allowed to employ special deputies either as local hires or as provisional transfers into the US Marshals Service from various federal law enforcement agencies.

The US Marshals represented the federal government within their districts and performed a variety of critical assignments. They performed the national census every ten years till 1870. They distributed many presidential proclamations and gathered numerous statistical facts on manufacturing and commerce. U.S. marshals also collated the data on government employees for the national register and carried out routine tasks required for the smooth operations of the central government. 

James Meredith and U.S. Marshals

James Meredith and U.S. Marshals – Source of Image: U.S. Marshals Service

In the 20th century, particularly in the 1960’s, U.S. marshals provided protection to civil rights activists. For instance, in 1962, President John Kennedy instructed 127 marshals to enforce a U.S. Supreme Court judgement and accompany African-American James Meredith who wanted to register at the all white University of Mississippi. Their arrival at the campus sparked off violent protests at the university. But with the aid of the federalized Mississippi National Guard, the marshals were able to stand their ground and allow Meredith to register. Meredith enjoyed the protection of the U.S. Marshals throughout his first year at the university.

The US Marshals Service became a federal agency in 1969 and it has since been responsible for the supervision of all US Marshals all over the country. In the recent past, the US Marshals Service has performed law enforcement duties in Antarctica. U.S. Marshals have provided protection for American athletes at the Olympic Games. They have also protected foreign refugees. In 2003, the Marshals aided the retrieval of the Bill of Rights for North Carolina.

During the 225 years of operation of the US Marshals, over 250 marshals have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The marshals played a very critical role in the settlement of the American West. During the Old West era in the late 1800s, Deputy Marshals, Lafe Shadley and Ham Hueston lost their lives during a shoot-out with the notorious Dalton Gang. Several other marshals have been distinguished by their bravery in the face of lawlessness including famous marshals like Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bass Reeves and Dallas Stoudenmire. Hence, the commemorative 225th anniversary coins have been released to honor these great patriots and to appreciate the great work of the US Marshals Service as a whole.

Description of the US Marshals Service Anniversary Commemorative Coins

Six new individual commemorative coins were struck by the United States Mint for the 225th Anniversary of the US Marshals Service (1789 -2014). Four silver coins and two gold coins as well as a 3-coin proof set have been released. As mentioned above, they are available for purchase directly from the mint in raw format or in the form of NGC certified and encapsulated coins (investment grade coins) from online coin and precious metals dealers such as ModernCoinMart (MCM), which offers free domestic shipping on a permanent basis. Each coin’s design was made to depict a particular theme in the history and operations of the US Marshals. Here is a brief description of each U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary 2015 coin:

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1) $1 Proof Silver Coin

The legendary role of the US Marshals Service in the American West is the theme of this silver dollar coin. It pays tribute to the U.S. Marshals that paid the ultimate price to serve the nation. The obverse side portrays the US Marshals Service star. It also has the outlines of some deputy marshals riding on horseback, in pursuit of a fugitive, as it used to be, in the Old American West. A bold “LIBERTY” inscription is printed on this side of the coin. On the reverse, there is a US Marshal holding a poster with an inscription: “WANTED IN FT. SMITH”. This coin has a nominal weight of 26.73 grams and is composed of 90 percent silver plus 10 percent copper.

2015-P U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Silver $1 Dollar NGC PF69 UC ER Obverse

2015-P U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Silver $1 Dollar NGC PF69 UC ER – Obverse

2015-P U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Silver $1 Dollar NGC PF69 UC ER Reverse

2015-P U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Silver $1 Dollar NGC PF69 UC ER – Reverse

2) $5 Uncirculated Gold Coin

This coin’s theme is: 225 years of sacrifice. It honors over 250 U.S. Marshals who died while performing their duties from 1794 till date. The obverse design portrays the US Marshals Service star placed on top of a mountain range. On the reverse, an eagle is holding an American flag. A shield is placed on the eagle’s chest with the inscription: U.S. MARSHAL. This uncirculated finish gold coin has a nominal weight of 8.359 grams and is composed of 90 percent gold plus 10 percent alloy.

2015-W U.S. Marshal Service Anniversary Gold $5 NGC MS70 ER Obverse

2015-W U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Gold $5 NGC MS70 ER – Obverse

2015-W U.S. Marshal Service Anniversary Gold $5 NGC MS70 ER Reverse

2015-W U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Gold $5 NGC MS70 ER – Reverse

3) $1 Uncirculated Silver Coin

This uncirculated silver coin’s theme is the great role that US Marshals played in the Old West. It also honors US Marshals who lost their lives while pursuing justice, service, and integrity. The obverse side depicts the US Marshals Service star and the silhouettes of some deputy marshals riding on horseback, in pursuit of a fugitive. On the reverse, there is a US Marshal holding a poster with an inscription: WANTED IN FT. SMITH. This coin is composed of 90 percent silver, 10 percent copper and it has a nominal weight of 26.73 grams.

2015-P U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Silver $1 Dollar NGC MS70 ER Obverse

2015-P U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Silver $1 Dollar NGC MS70 ER – Obverse

2015-P U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Silver $1 Dollar NGC MS70 ER Reverse

2015-P U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Silver $1 Dollar NGC MS70 ER – Reverse

4) Half Dollar Proof Clad Coin

The theme of this half-dollar coin is the interweaving of the US Marshals Service and American history. It reveals two contrasting pictures of the Old West and contemporary deputy US Marshals. The obverse portrays an Old West Marshal on a horse and a modern day female marshal wearing tactical equipment. On the reverse, Lady Justice holds the scales in one hand and the US Marshals Service star in the other. This coin weighs 11.34 grams and contains 8.33% Nickel and the balance copper.

2015-S U.S. Marshal Service Anniversary Clad 50c Half Dollar NGC PF70 UC ER Obverse

2015-S U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Clad 50c Half Dollar NGC PF70 UC ER – Obverse

2015-S U.S. Marshal Service Anniversary Clad 50c Half Dollar NGC PF70 UC ER Reverse

2015-S U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Clad 50c Half Dollar NGC PF70 UC ER – Reverse

5) Half Dollar Uncirculated Clad Coin

The theme and design for this coin is the same as the proof quality half dollar clad coin described above.

2015-D U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Clad 50c Half Dollar NGC MS70 Obverse

2015-D U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Clad 50c Half Dollar NGC MS70 – Obverse

2015-D U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Clad 50c Half Dollar NGC MS70 Reverse

2015-D U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Clad 50c Half Dollar NGC MS70 – Reverse

6) $5 Proof Gold Coin

The theme and design for this coin is the same as the $5 uncirculated gold coin described above.

2015-W U.S. Marshal Service Anniversary Gold $5 NGC PF70 UC ER Obverse

2015-W U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Gold $5 NGC PF70 UC ER – Obverse

2015-W U.S. Marshal Service Anniversary Gold $5 NGC PF70 UC ER Reverse

2015-W U.S. Marshals Service Anniversary Gold $5 NGC PF70 UC ER – Reverse

Benefits of Collecting US Marshals Commemorative Coins

  • You are honoring the past and present US Marshals who have helped to promote justice and enforce the Constitution in the country since 1789.
  • You are enriching your knowledge of American history.
  • Each coin is an excellent gift for anyone who appreciates the value of the U.S. Marshals Service.
  • Purchasing any of these coins demonstrates your patriotism, love and passion for justice, integrity and service.
  • You are honoring those who fought notorious criminals so the U.S. could become safe and peaceful for all law abiding citizens.

Conclusion

Demand for these US Marshall commemorative coins seems to be extremely high. Purchase your coins today and be one of the proud owners of the 225th Anniversary US Marshals Service gold and silver coins.

Hercules Proofs & US Marshals Gold/Silver Coins

Hercules Proofs & US Marshals Gold/Silver Coins