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Wed July 23, 2014

Planned US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith Gets Commemorative Coin

Rendering of U.S. Marshals Museum
Rendering of U.S. Marshals Museum
Credit usmarshalsmuseum.com

Three members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are joining Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials to unveil the design of commemorative coins that will help fund the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman along with Representative Steve Womack are scheduled to be on hand for the unveiling of the Marshals Service 225th anniversary commemorative coin designs today at the Justice Department in Washington.

The $50 million museum in Fort Smith is set to open in 2017, with a groundbreaking planned later this year. The coins are expected to generate $5 million for the museum; they go on sale in 2015.