The United States Mint will begin selling their 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins on Thursday, March 15.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) will celebrate the coins by encapsulating them with an inspirational label for no additional fee.
Six different Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin will be released: uncirculated and proof clad half dollars, struck in Denver and San Francisco; uncirculated and proof silver dollars, struck in Philadelphia; and uncirculated and proof gold five dollars, struck at West Point.
The gold five dollars are the first "pink gold" coins ever issued by the U.S. Mint. They are made from a composition that gives them a pink hue, a color that represents breast cancer awareness.
Obverses of the commemorative coins depicts two women with a butterfly flying above. That butterfly, a symbol of hope, is also featured prominently on the coin’s reverse. The NGC special label reflects this theme.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act instructs the U.S. Mint to collect a surcharge for each coin sold that will be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrf.org), a New York-based charity dedicated to breast cancer research.
For an additional $5 per coin fee, submitters can choose to have their Breast Cancer Awareness coins encapsulated in NGC’s distinctive Pink Holder, which further enhances the presentation of these coins. This request must be noted on the NGC Submission Form.
Coins received by NGC within the first 30 days of their release are eligible for NGC’s Early Releases® and First Releases® designations.
For information about NGC and its grading services, visit www.ngccoin.com.