Curve balls ... and now curved coins.
The U.S. Mint will release a series of coins that are curved instead of flat, as reported by the United States Mint, on its website. This is the first time ever that a coin will have a curvature built into it.
The coins, which will be issued in 2014, are being produced to commemorate the 75th anniversary of baseball’s Hall of Fame.
Cassie McFarland won a nationwide competition for the design of the coin.
The common obverse, also know as “heads,” will feature a baseball glove; the common reverse (tails) depicts a baseball reminiscent of a major league baseball. The head side is concave and the tails side is convex.
There will be a $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin, and a half-dollar clad coin. A contest was held to determine the design. Complete details are available at the U.S. Mint’s website.
….Surcharges for each coin sold are authorized to be paid to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, an independent not-for-profit educational institution, to help fund its operations. Surcharges per coin are:
- $35 for each gold coin
- $10 for each silver coin
- $5 for each half-dollar coin