Today, the United States Mint will begin selling at noon ET its $5 pink gold, $1 silver and 50c clad 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins.
Struck in uncirculated and proof collector qualities, the highly anticipated commemoratives honor those who have been impacted by the disease and the effort to prevent it through research.
The pink-hued gold coins are a first for the U.S. Min with their color symbolizing breast cancer awareness.
Damstra’s obverse (heads) design features a butterfly and two women. The older woman has her hands on her chest and a relieved expression on her face. The younger woman, with a scarf on her head, holds one hand over her chest and the other raised in a fist as if she is ready to fight. U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill sculpted the design.
Reverses depict a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope. U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon sculpted the design.
Product options, limits, prices, and specifications follow.
|Commemorative Coin||Mintage Limits||Household Limits||Introductory Prices*||Regular Prices|
|Breast Cancer Awareness Proof Silver Dollar||400,000||None||$51.95||$56.95|
|Breast Cancer Awareness Uncirculated Silver Dollar||$48.95||$53.95|
|Breast Cancer Awareness Proof Clad Half Dollar||750,000||$27.95||$32.95|
|Breast Cancer Awareness Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar||$25.95||$30.95|
|Breast Cancer Awareness Proof Gold $5 Coin||50,000||1||$431.00||**|
|Breast Cancer Awareness Uncirculated Gold $5 Coin||1||$421.00|
*Introductory pricing is in effect until April 16, 2018. **Prices for the two $5 pink gold coins can change weekly depending on gold market conditions and the U.S. Mint’s pricing schedule.
|Weight:||7.931 grams nominal|
|Composition:||85% gold, 14.8% copper, balance zinc|
|Mintage Limit:||50,000 across all product options|
|Diameter:||.850 inch (±0.003) or 21.59 mm (±0.08)|
|Mint Marks:||‘W’ for West Point – Proof and Uncirculated|
|Weight:||26.730 grams nominal|
|Composition:||90% silver, 10% copper|
|Mintage Limit:||400,000 across all product options|
|Diameter:||1.500 inches (±0.003) or 38.10 mm (±0.08)|
|Mint Marks:||‘P’ for Philadelphia – Proof and Uncirculated|
|Weight:||11.340 grams nominal (± 0.454)|
|Composition:||8.33% nickel, balance copper|
|Mintage Limit:||750,000 across all product options|
|Diameter:||1.205 inches (±0.002) or 30.61 mm (±0.05)|
|Mint Marks:||‘D’ for Denver – Uncirculated;
‘S’ for San Francisco – Proof
Surcharges Support Breast Cancer Research Foundation
As directed by the coins’ authorizing law (Public Law 114-148), the prices include surcharges of $35 per gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar, and $5 per clad half-dollar.
Surcharges will be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.org) to further its efforts in breast cancer research.
2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coins may be ordered upon their release from the U.S. Mint’s online store for commemorative products, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468.