The First Curved Coin from the United States Mint
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 112-152 ), signed into law on August 3, 2012, requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to:
- 50,000 $5 gold coins
- 400,000 $1 silver coins
- 750,000 half-dollar clad coins
These coins are being issued in recognition and celebration of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014.
Prices for the coins will include surcharges of $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin, and $5 for each half-dollar, which are authorized to be paid to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, an independent not-for-profit educational institution, to help fund its operations.
From April 11-May 11, 2013, a nationwide competition was held to determine
the obverse design for the coin.
The common obverse (heads) design depicts a glove that, combined with the baseball design featured on the reverse, exemplifies the most basic elements of our national pastime or a simple game of catch in the backyard or at the local sandlot. The glove design also highlights the unique concavity of the coin.
The winning design, submitted by Cassie McFarland. was selected from the finalists by the Department of the Treasury on September 4, 2013, after consultation with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
The common inscriptions on each coin's obverse are LIBERTY. IN GOD WE TRUST. and 2014. The obverse design was sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.
Common Obverse of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative CoinSource: www.usmint.gov