Director Ventris C. Gibson of the United States Mint will host a special event at the Philadelphia Mint on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m., where 2024 Harriet Tubman Commemorative Coins will be ceremonially struck.
Gibson will be joined by distinguished guests, including Robert Portman, the former U.S. Senator from Ohio; John Katko, the former U.S. representative from New York; Karen Hill, President and CEO of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York; Woodrow Keown, President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati; Bishop Dennis Proctor, Presiding Prelate of the North Eastern Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Zion Church; and Daon Jones, Chief Communications Officer at Procter & Gamble.
In accordance with Public Law 117-163, known as the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act, the commemorative coins celebrate the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth. The act grants authority to the U.S. Mint to produce and sell $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and half dollar clad coins.
Designs featured on the commemorative coins pay tribute to three significant periods in Harriet Tubman’s life and work. The silver dollar designs are a representation of her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, the half dollar clad coins symbolize her contributions during the Civil War, and the $5 gold coin serves as a tribute to her life after the Civil War and during her later years.
When sold, and as directed by Public Law 117-163, each coin will include surcharges of $35 for the $5 gold coin, $10 for the silver dollar, and $5 for the clad half dollar. These surcharges will be directed towards supporting the missions of two important institutions: the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Harriet Tubman Home, Inc., in Auburn, New York.
The U.S. Mint will commence the sale of the coins on Jan. 4, 2024, at noon ET, through catalog.usmint.gov.