Baseball has been noted as America's “national pastime” since the mid-1800's. The popular sport has now literally been “coined” with the 2014 $1 Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollar Coin Opening Day Releases. Issued by the United States Mint, each silver dollar contains 0.7735 troy ounces of 0.900 fine silver and weighs 26.73 grams. It has been graded MS70 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and has a face value of $1 dollar. Includes a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
These special coins commemorate the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which occurs in 2014. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1939 by Stephen Carlton Clarkson in Cooperstown, New York. Since then, it strives to preserve baseball history and culture for generations to come.
One of the most unique features of the coin is its curvature. These coins are the first ever curved coin designs issued by the United States. The obverse represents baseball simply with a full-scale baseball glove, which was designed by Cassie McFarland, a selected finalist by the Department of the Treasury. Inscribed on the glove are the words, “LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST” with the date of 2014.
One the reverse is a complimenting baseball design, created and engraved by Don Everhart. Legends read, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Since their release, these coins are flying by like fastballs. With a limited mintage of 400,000, you'd better catch one!