New from the United States Mint are 24 images of the upcoming 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.
Scheduled to launch on March 27, 2014, the coins mark a first for the U.S. Mint with their curved shapes. Before Tuesday, the Mint had published only line art images and renderings of the coins. Available now, and offered further below are actual images of the coins’ obverse and reverse as well as angled and profile views.
Celebrating the National Baseball Hall of Fame and its 75th anniversary, buyers will have six options to choose from since the commemorative coins are produced in $5 gold, $1 silver and 50c clad with each of those in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated.
Obverses are common to all the coins, featuring a baseball glove as designed by Cassie McFarland. Inscriptions include LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and 2014. The glove design also highlights the concavity of the coin.
Each coin also has a common reverse depicting a baseball similar to those used in Major League Baseball, as designed by Don Everhart. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and either FIVE DOLLARS, ONE DOLLAR or HALF DOLLAR. Reverses are convex in shape.
As the images show, each of the U.S. Mint production facilities have a part in striking the commemoratives. The proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins are from the West Point Mint, the proof and uncirculated silver dollars are from the Philadelphia Mint, the proof half-dollar is from the San Francisco Mint and the uncirculated half-dollar is from the Denver Mint.
Images of the 2014-W Proof $5 Gold Coins
Images of the 2014-W Uncirculated $5 Gold Coins
|Weight:||8.359 grams nominal|
|Composition:||90% gold, 10% alloy|
|Mintage Limit:||50,000 across all product options|
|Height of Dome:||0.085 inches|
Images of the 2014-P Proof Silver Dollars
Images of the 2014-P Uncirculated Silver Dollars
|Weight:||26.73 grams nominal|
|Composition:||90% silver, 10% copper|
|Mintage Limit:||400,000 across all product options|
|Height of Dome:||0.150 inches|
Images of the 2014-S Proof Clad Half Dollars
Images of the 2014-D Uncirculated Clad Half Dollars
|Weight:||11.34 grams nominal|
|Composition:||92% copper, 8% nickel|
|Mintage Limit:||750,000 across all product options|
|Height of Dome:||0.058 inches|
Prices of the coins are yet to be announced. When released at 12:00 PM ET on March 27, orders may be placed from the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog.