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New gold $5 will be pink

Pink gold will make the Breast Cander Awareness $5 stand out as unique among the many gold $5s that the Mint has struck since 1986.

A special pink gold provides the unique characteristic of the Breast Cancer Awareness gold $5 commemorative coin that will be offered to collectors March 15 on the United States Mint website.

Price was not available at press time, but during the first month, there will be a special lower price for collectors.

The $5 coin will have a mintage maximum of 50,000.

It is part of a three-coin set that will have the same design:  two women on obverse and a butterfly on reverse.

The Mint’s description says of the obverse, “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 small butterfly flies on the obverse above the two women.

On the reverse, the Mint says is a “Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope.”

Maximum mintage for the silver dollar is 400,000. The half dollar has a maximum of 750,000.

Both the proof and uncirculated gold $5 coins will be struck at West Point.

The silver dollars will be struck at Philadelphia.

Half dollar duties are divided. The proof will be coined in San Francisco, while the uncirculated will be struck at the Denver Mint.

The Mint said it “is proud of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program and its role in funding research to improve outcomes and save lives. In honor of all those affected by this disease, purchase a coin and help continue these efforts.”

Interested collectors should go to the website at www.usmint.gov.


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