Local Walmarts To Sell U.S. Marshals Museum Commemorative Coins

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith and Walmart announced Wednesday (August 19) that the retailer will start selling the U.S. Marshals Service 225th silver dollar commemorative coins in area stores.

The silver dollar coins will be available for purchase for $51.95 at the Walmart stores on Zero Street in Fort Smith and Liberty Drive in Greenwood starting August 22. To celebrate the new partnership, the U.S. Marshals Museum will host a free community event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Zero Street Walmart featuring local U.S. Marshals cooking hot dogs and hamburgers.

The three U.S. Marshals Service commemorative coins went on sale in January. Aside from the silver, there is also a more expensive gold coin and a less expensive clad coin.

The silver coin that will be on sale at Walmart features a U.S. Marshal holding a “Wanted in Fort Smith” poster on one side and a U.S. Marshals Service star with deputies on horseback on the other.

The money from the coins will be put toward the construction of the U.S. Marshals Museum, which will cost a total of $50 million to complete. In June, museum officials said they had about $26 million on the books.