House Committee Approves Hall of Fame Coin Bill in Tough Economic Times

Big news on new baseball coins

Legislation seeking 2015 commemorative coins honoring the National Baseball Hall of Fame was approved by voice vote recently in the House Financial Services Committee. So writes Beth Deisher in the August 15, 2011, edition of Coin World. The bill suggests that the silver dollar and $5 gold coins be designed to look like a baseball: similar in shape to 2009 coins produced by Monnaie de Paris honoring the Year of Astronomy. The amended version of the bill asks for a mintage of 50,000 gold “half eagles,” as well as 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 copper-clad half-dollars. All of these may be minted in both Proof and Uncirculated versions. Surcharges on the coins would be given to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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