2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Gold & Silver Commemorative Coins Sell Out

The United States Mint began selling six versions of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coin on March 27, 2014. The one dollar variety came in silver uncirculated and silver proof versions. Gold was also available in uncirculated and proof finishes. The fourth and fifth versions were uncirculated and proof clad coins.

Here's some eye candy for five of the versions.

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2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Silver Commemorative Dollar Coin - Reverse

These coins have been curved so that they resemble the shapes of a Baseball and glove. With the combination of Baseball, a uniquely curved coin and affordable pricing, it's not surprising that the gold and silver versions sold out quickly. It only took one day for the gold coins to disappear and 13 days for the silver versions.

A total of 50,000 units was available for the five dollar denominated gold coins. They quickly sold out and began commanding prices in the $700 range on eBay. Initial prices were $424.75 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof $5 Gold Coin (B31) and $419.75 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin (B32.)

This link will take you to the current prices for the Baseball Hall of Fame coins on eBay.

400,000 units was set as the maximum mintage for the combination of silver proof and uncirculated dollar coins. Pricing was $51.95 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof Silver Dollar (B33) and $47.95 for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Silver Dollar (B34.) On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the Mint declared a sellout for these two versions. 400,000 units had been sold. EBay sales for the coins range in price from the $65 range to the high $80 range, and presales for graded coins have sold in the amounts of $129 for a PF69 NGC proof and over $200 for a PF70 NGC Proof.

Check this link to see where the prices are currently at.

The last two versions available are the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof Clad Half-Dollar (B35) and the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar (B36.) As of this writing, these two versions of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coins are still available. Priced at $19.95 for the proof and $18.95 for the uncirculated, they have maximum mintage of 700,000 combined units.

2014 James Shields HALF DOLLAR CLAD .50 coin PF 70 HOF Baseball Hall of Fame NGC
2014 James Shields HALF DOLLAR CLAD .50 coin PF 70 HOF Baseball Hall of Fame NGC
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2014 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMM SILVER PROOF BOX & COA ONLY (NO COIN)
2014 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMM SILVER PROOF BOX & COA ONLY (NO COIN)
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2014 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMM. GOLD COIN BOX & COA ONLY  (NO COIN)
2014 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME COMM. GOLD COIN BOX & COA ONLY (NO COIN)
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2014 US MINT CURVED BASEBALL HALL OF FAME  HOF 4 COIN SET (2) $1 and (2) $.50
2014 US MINT CURVED BASEBALL HALL OF FAME HOF 4 COIN SET (2) $1 and (2) $.50
$218.88
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2014 Baseball Hall of Fame BU HALF DOLLAR US Mint Clad UNC Coin Box and COA
2014 Baseball Hall of Fame BU HALF DOLLAR US Mint Clad UNC Coin Box and COA
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2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof 90% Silver Dollar Coin Box and COA
2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Proof 90% Silver Dollar Coin Box and COA
$69.95
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2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Designs

Recently, on December 14, 2011, the United States Mint released the coin designs for next year's second gold and silver commemorative coins. The Mint will release the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins in the denomination of a $5 gold coin and a $1 denominated silver dollar.

In 1814, an amateur poet named Francis Scott Key wrote a poem entitled, "Defence of Fort McHenry", after watching the bombardment of the Fort by the British during the war of 1812. The lyrics for the national anthem of the United States of America come from that poem. On March 3, 1931, by order of congressional resolution,"The Star-Spangled Banner" became the official national anthem.

Authorized by Congress under the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act, these commemorative coins are to feature designs "emblematic of the War of 1812, and particularly the Battle for Baltimore that form the basis for the Star Spangled-Banner."

Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Design

2012 Star-Spangled-Banner Commemorative Silver Coin

The obverse side of this commemorative silver dollar will feature the familiar Lady Liberty in the foreground. She waves a flag with 15 Stars & Stripes embroidered upon it. The theme of this image, "The Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry", is depicted by the image of Fort McHenry in the background. Near the upper right of the image is inscribed the word, LIBERTY, while the words IN GOD WE TRUST sit at the bottom left corner. The date 2012 is in the bottom right.

The reverse image depicts a modern American Flag, which is indicative of the reverse side theme of,"The Star Spangled-Banner". The denomination, ONE DOLLAR is inscribed at the top. At the bottom are the words E PLURIBUS UNUM, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This coin was designed by Joel Iskowitz, and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

Star Spangled-Banner $5 Gold Design

2012 Star-Spangled Banner $5 Commemorative Gold Coin

The foreground of the 2012 $5 Gold Commemorative Coin depicts an American sailing ship. In the foreground sits a wounded British ship. The theme for the obverse side of the coin is"The Battles at Sea During the War of 1812". The words, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, and the date 1812-2012 are inscribed on the left.

The first five words from the famous Star Spangled-Banner,"O say can you see" are placed in a handwritten font on the reverse side of the gold commemorative coin. The stripes of the American flag are set in the background and offset these familiar words. This coin was designed by Richard Masters, and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

Star-Spangled Banner Coin Design Specs and Mintage

A maximum of 500,000 Star Spangled-Banner Silver Dollar Commemorative Coins are allowed to be struck by the United States Mint. A limit of 100,000 coins has been set for the $5 gold commemorative coin.  These coins will be struck in both proof and uncirculated condition.

$35 per gold coin, and $10 per silver dollar coin will be given to the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. These proceeds are given to support its involvement in activities surrounding the War of 1812.

This will be the second coin released by the United States Mint in 2012 following the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar, and $5 gold commemorative coin.

Canadian Highway of Heroes Silver Commemorative Coin

Canadian Highway of Heroes Silver Commemorative Coin

The 2011 Highway of Heroes Silver Commemorative Coin has been struck and issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. This commemorative coin celebrates the Highway of Heroes, which honors fallen Canadian servicewomen and servicemen.

This beautiful commemorative coin is struck in .999 pure silver, and a denomination of C$10. The Royal Canadian Mint has placed a limit of 25,000 coins maximum on the mintage. The price of this coin is $69.95. For every coin sold,  $20  will be sent to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial and the Military Families Fund. As of this date they have raised over $100,000 for those charities.

The image on the reverse of this silver commemorative coin was designed by engraver Stan Witten, with the collaboration of Major Carl Gauthier. The design shows the grassroots movement, which started in 2002, in order to honor Canada's fallen soldiers from the war in Afghanistan.

Thousands of Canadians gathered at the overpasses of a section of Highway 401 to pay their respects to the individuals and families of those fallen soldiers whose bodies were being taken from the Canadian Forces Base Trenton to Toronto Ontario. The reverse image on the coin shows one of the overpasses of Highway 401, and the crowds that gathered there to pay their respects. Canadian flags are draped over the sides of the overpass, and a large maple leaf is set in the background. A memorial cross sits of the upper left-hand corner of the image, with the denomination, and 2011 year of issue surrounding the outer portions of the top of the coin.

The Highway of Heroes Silver Commemorative coins weigh 15.87 g. The obverse side of the coin features an attractive image of Queen Elizabeth II, which was designed by Susanna Blunt.

These coins are currently available from the Royal Canadian Mint.