The United States Mint unveiled proposed designs for upcoming dome-shaped Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.
As directed by Public Law No: 115-343, the U.S. Mint in 2020 will issue $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half dollars in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (www.hoophall.com).
The program of commemorative coins will share designs with their reverses (tails side) depicting a basketball and their obverses (heads side) emblematic of the game of basketball.
Possible reverse designs were developed by the U.S. Mint while potential obverse designs came about from a public design competition. These candidates were presented today for review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) will look them over on Thursday, July 18. The Secretary of the Treasury will select the final designs after receiving recommendations from both committees and consulting with liaisons of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Below are U.S. Mint images of the candidates.
Obverse Candidate Designs for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins
The $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half dollars will share the same obverse design, which must be emblematic of the game of basketball. Obverse candidates resulting from a competition process follow.
Reverse Candidate Designs for 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins
Shown are candidate designs for the reverse of the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Dollar. The $5 and 50c candidate reverses share the same depictions of a basketball but they bear inscriptions of "FIVE DOLLARS" or "HALF DOLLAR" instead of "ONE DOLLAR."