New Issue: U.S. Mint recognizes fight against breast cancer

The U.S. Mint began accepting orders for its 2018 “Breast Cancer Awareness” commemorative coin program yesterday.

The U.S. Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act authorized the three-coin program in recognition of the fight against breast cancer. The program includes a clad coin, a silver coin and the first-ever U.S. gold coin with a pink hue in proof and uncirculated versions.

Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Emily Damstra won the Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coin design competition. Her obverse and reverse designs are depicted on all coins in this program.

The obverse design features two women. An older woman has her hands on her chest and a relieved expression on her face while 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 are “LIBERTY,” “2018,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”

Damstra’s reverse design features a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “BREAST CANCER AWARENESS,” and the respective denomination of each coin: “FIVE DOLLARS” for the pink-hued gold coin, “ONE DOLLAR” for the silver coin, and “HALF DOLLAR” for the clad coin.


Surcharges of $35 for each $5 gold coin sold; $10 for each silver dollar sold; and $5 for each half dollar coin sold are authorized to be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the purpose of furthering its breast cancer research.

The table below lists available product options and their prices. Each option comes with the mint’s customary certificate of authenticity.






Proof $5 gold coin

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Uncirculated $5 gold coin

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Proof silver dollar




Uncirculated silver dollar




Proof clad half dollar




Uncirculated clad half dollar



The ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ commemorative $5 gold coin has a pink hue—a first ever for a U.S. gold coin.

The introductory sales period ends on April 16 at 3 p.m. ET. At that time, regular pricing will take effect.

The U.S. Mint prices gold product options according to the range in which they appear on the mint’s “2018 Pricing of Numismatic Gold, Commemorative Gold, and Platinum Products” table, available here.

Public law authorizes the Mint to strike and issue up to 50,000 gold coins; 400,000 silver dollar coins; and 750,000 half dollar coins in proof and uncirculated qualities. Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof to uncirculated coins minted within the authorized mintage limits.

In October 2018, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the mint will offer a coin and stamp set featuring the “Breast Cancer Awareness” proof half dollar and a “Breast Cancer Awareness” stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. This product option will be limited to 25,000 units.

The Mint is accepting orders at and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at


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