Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Mint
The common reverse design for the United States Mint's 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins was unveiled July 26 during the 2013 Induction Weekend's opening day festivities at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Three coins will be released: a 5 dollar gold coin, 1 dollar silver coin, and half dollar clad coin. The design, which depicts a baseball similar to those used in the big leagues, will appear on the reverse of all three coins. Don Everhart, a sculptor and engraver with the U.S. Mint, designed and sculpted the image.
The common reverse design will be on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum throughout the rest of the summer, along with the 16 finalists' designs for the common obverse. The obverse design is being selected from a public design competition and will be unveiled this fall.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act authorizes the U.S. Mint to mint and issue up to 50,000 five dollar gold coins, 400,000 one dollar silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins in recognition and celebration of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary next year. The coins' reverses will be convex to more closely resemble a baseball, and the obverses will be concave, with a design emblematic of the game of baseball.
Surcharges collected from coin sales - $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin, and $5 for each half-dollar coin - are authorized to be paid to the National Baseball Hall of Fame to help finance its operations. The United States Mint will release the coins in early 2014.
Gainesville Coins has several commemorative coins to honor our country's national pastime. You can own a Ty Cobb 1 oz Silver Art Round | Hall of Famer (.999 Pure), a 1990 Joe Morgan Hall of Fame 1 oz Silver Art Round (.999 Pure), or the 1996 Highland Mint 9-Coin Limited Edition Baseball Silver Collection. Browse our site for these and other Major League Baseball commemorative coins.