On 23rd October, the US Mint is going to release the three-coin Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coin program. A public design competition was held to select the final design and the set includes the first U.S. coin struck in pink gold. The release was scheduled for June initially but it was later postponed to October since the month is called Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Up to 50,000 gold $5 coins, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 copper-nickel clad half dollars will be issued in Proof and uncirculated versions. The gold coin will contain not less than 75 percent gold and the silver dollar will contain not less than 90 percent silver.
Surcharges of $35, $10 and $5 will be added to each gold, silver, and copper-nickel clad coin respectively. After all the production and associated costs are recovered, rest of the surcharge amount collected would be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, New York, New York, for breast cancer research. Three members of the Commission of Fine Arts and three from Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, with the Treasury secretary, selected the final designs.