Just ahead of the official start of sales for the eagerly awaited 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins, the United States Mint will hold a press conference to officially launch the coins.
The commemorative coin program was authorized under Public Law 112-152 and provides for the issuance of $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars to recognize and celebrate the National Baseball Hall of Fame as it marks its Diamond Anniversary. The coins feature a depiction of a baseball on the convex reverse design and a glove on the concave obverse design. These represent the first “curved coins” produced by the United States Mint.
The launch ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM ET. It will take place at the Main Hearing Room of the Senate Agricultural Committee, 328A, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Attendees at the ceremony will include Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States; U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; U.S. Representative Richard Hanna; Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Joe Morgan, Baseball Hall of Famer; and Brooks Robinson, Baseball Hall of Famer.
Sales for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins will begin on March 27, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET. In the expectation of extremely strong demand, the US Mint has imposed initial ordering limits of 50 coins each for the proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins and 100 coins each for the proof and uncirculated silver dollars and clad half dollars.