The United States Mint updated their product schedule to include release dates with prices for several numismatic issues, like the dome-shaped commemorative coins celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The U.S. Mint was set to introduce the commemoratives in early April but events supporting their launch were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in their delayed release. Their new on sale date is June 4.
Authorized under Public Law 15-343, Basketball coin products include 50c clad, silver dollar and $5 gold options in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated. (See images of these coins.) There is also an enhanced uncirculated Basketball half dollar that is exclusive to a kids set.
Introductory prices for all but the Basketball gold coins are established. They range from $37 to $69. Eventual regular prices will be $5 higher. Prices for the gold coins will be announced on the Wednesday before their release (June 3) and based on the Mint’s gold coin pricing matrix.
The Mint will also sell their first-ever colorized coins as part of their Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program. There will be a proof Basketball 50c with a colorized obverse and a proof Basketball silver dollar with a colorized reverse. Their release date and prices have yet to be announced.
Rolls and bags of quarters commemorating Connecticut’s Weir Farm National Historic Site were also delayed because of coronavirus. Originally meant to launch April 6, the new schedule has them set for release on May 18. The companion five-ounce Weir Farm silver uncirculated coin will also be available on the 18th.
Here’s a table listing the Mint’s upcoming products for May and June:
Upcoming U.S. Mint Product Releases and Prices
|Release Dates||Numismatics Products||Prices|
|May 18||2020 P, D & S Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter Rolls and Bags||$19.75 to $49.25|
|May 18||2020-P Weir Farm National Historic Site Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin||$178.25|
|June 1||2020 P&D Kennedy Half Dollar 2-Roll Set and 200-Coin Bags||$34.50 for 2-Roll Set and $147 for 200-Coin Bag|
|June 4||Basketball Hall of Fame Enhanced Uncirculated 50c Kids Set||$45|
|June 4||Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative 50c Coins||$37 for Uncirculated and $39 for Proof|
|June 4||2020-P Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Silver Dollars||$64 for Uncirculated and $69 for Proof|
|June 4||Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative $5 Gold Coins||TBD|
United States Mint product prices and launch dates are subject to change. Collector products launch at Noon (ET) on the day of their release. Place orders on the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog or by phone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
CoinNews will talk more about the above products on the day of their launch.