Baseball has been an integral part of American culture almost since the game began. Connecting generations and unifying the spirit of our Nation, baseball has mirrored our history since the Civil War and is known as our national pastime.
Join the United States Mint and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as we celebrate its “diamond” anniversary with the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program! The 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof $5 Gold Coin, along with the other coins in this program, are the first curved coins ever produced by the United States Mint.
Chosen after a nationwide competition, the obverse (heads) glove design was inspired by a well-loved and well-used family glove. Inscriptions on the obverse are LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and 2014.
The reverse (tails) design depicts a baseball similar to those used by Major League Baseball® Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and ONE DOLLAR.
Together, the glove and baseball designs represent the most basic elements of the game, whether played in the backyard, local ballpark, or professional leagues. The natural curves of the glove and baseball are captured in this unique dome-shaped coin.
Introductory price: Introductory pricing will be in effect from 12 noon ET, on March 27, 2014, through 5 p.m. ET on April 28, 2014, after which the regular price will be in effect.
Since 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has preserved the game’s history, honored its excellence, and connected generations by fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture. An independent, not-for-profit educational institution, the museum supports this mission by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting its collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime. Only the top 1% of major leaguers have been enshrined in “Cooperstown,” as it is affectionately known. Currently, the museum houses more than 40,000 three-dimensional artifacts and 3 million library volumes, representing all aspects of our national pastime.
|Specification Name||Specification Value|
|Composition||90% Gold, |
|Diameter||0.850 inch (±0.005) or 21.59 mm (±0.127)|
|Overall Height||0.141 inch (±0.010)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||W – West Point|
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Household Order Limits: Due to the extremely strong anticipated demand for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins, household order limits will apply as follows:
- Proof and Uncirculated $5 Gold Coins – 50 coins each
- Proof and Uncirculated Silver Dollars – 100 coins each
- Proof and Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollars – 100 coins each
The United States Mint will evaluate these ordering limits on a regular basis and adjust or remove the limits accordingly. We appreciate your patience as we work hard to provide you all of your coin collecting needs.
Pricing: Pricing for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program Proof $5 Gold Coin is in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for gold and platinum coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear in the Pricing of Numismatic and Commemorative Gold and Platinum Products grid. Pricing for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Program Proof $5 Gold Coin could vary weekly dependent upon the London Fix weekly average gold price. Due to the possibility of pricing fluctuations, no mail orders will be accepted.
On-Sale Date: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of March 27, 2014, at noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. This product will be available during 2014 only.
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Shipping: Please allow one to two (1-2) weeks for shipping of in-stock products.