Washington — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp Set (product code 18CL) on October 1 at noon ET.
Priced at $39.95, this set includes one Breast Cancer Awareness Proof half dollar produced at the San Francisco Mint and one U.S. Postal Service Breast Cancer Research stamp.
The obverse (heads) of the coin features two women. The older woman has her hands on her chest and a relieved expression on her face. The younger woman, with a scarf on her head, holds one hand over her chest and the other raised in a fist as if she is ready to fight. A butterfly flies above the two women. Inscriptions on the obverse are LIBERTY, the year 2018, and IN GOD WE TRUST.
The coin’s reverse (tails) depicts a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope. Inscriptions on the reverse are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, the denomination HALF DOLLAR, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.
Designed by Ethel Kessler, the stamp features an illustration of a mythical “goddess of the hunt” by Whitney Sherman and includes the phrases FUND THE FIGHT and FIND A CURE.
The encapsulated coin and stamp are mounted on an attractive folder with important facts about breast cancer. The folder is housed in a sleeve with the certificate of authenticity printed on the back.
The Mint accepts orders online and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at the Mint’s website.
Orders for the Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp Set are limited to one set per household. The product limit is 25,000 units.
The 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program is authorized by Public Law 114-148 in recognition of America’s fight against breast cancer. Surcharges collected from the sale of each coin are authorized to be distributed—in accordance with the law—to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to further its efforts in breast cancer research.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of October 1, 2018, at noon ET.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.