U.S. Mint Schedules Release of Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

by Mike Unser on May 1, 2020 · 7 comments

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.

Newly struck 2020 Proof Basketball Silver Dollar

This U.S. Mint photo shows newly struck 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Proof Silver Dollars. The curved Basketball dollars along with 50c clad and $5 gold editions will launch on June 4.

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.

Mint image of Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Enhanced Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Kids Set

This U.S. Mint image shows their Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Enhanced Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar Kids Set. The set is limited to 75,000 units and will have an order restriction of 5 per household.

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.

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Chas. Barber

A real cheesy looking coin. So much potential I can’t believe the MINT & CCAC picked this ONE design. ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz It won;t sell out, maybe the clad half set, it’s only $249.95……talk about no aftermarket

Raphaelo

Coins will not ship until September

Rooster

Price explosion. Going to pass. May pick up on secondary though. Good luck to all that “have to get it”.

Seth Riesling

Very overpriced, especially the clad base metal half dollars. Unbelievable! But, by law, they will only be available for 7 months, till the last week of December. And there is still another commemorative coin program coming up for the 19th Amendment of the Constitution.

NumisdudeTX

Sir Shep III

Got it ! Silver P and my daughter got a kids set!! Everybody’s complaining While secretly sitting behind a computer at release making the purchase. You all know that’s true

Rooster

Wrong. You must be new to coin collecting. A fool and his money are soon parted.

Sir Shep III

A wonderful delightful coin! I must for my collection and the kids enhanced set is wonderful for kids as long as it is being purchased age appropriately and not by adult collectors and price gougers.