U.S. Mint’s First Ever Pink Gold Coin for Breast Cancer Awareness

15 Jan 2018  Mon

The Breast Cancer Awareness gold $5 coin is the first U.S. commemorative coin struck in pink gold. It was released officially on 12th January at the West Point Mint in New York. Several officials related to Breast Cancer Research and Awareness programs along with many breast cancer survivors came together to strike the first Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coin. The coin is made of 85 percent gold, 14.8 percent copper and 0.2 percent zinc. They will be available for purchase from 15th March. The composition is what gives the coin a pinkish tone.

50,000 Proof and Uncirculated 2018-W pink $5 coins will be produced as per the new Act. Up to 400,000 silver dollars struck at the Philadelphia Mint and 750,000 copper-nickel clad half dollars struck at the Denver Mint in Proof and Uncirculated versions will also be released featuring the respective Mint marks. The designs for all the versions will remain the same. The design was selected through a competition.

A young woman and an old woman are featured on the obverse. The hand of the older woman is placed on her chest. The younger woman is wearing a scarf. One hand is placed on her chest and the other raised in a fist. A flying butterfly is also depicted on the obverse as well. The reverse design depicts a flying tiger swallowtail butterfly.

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