One of the most anticipated commemorative coins of 2020 is the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative coins. These coins will be available in gold, silver and clad both in uncirculated as well as Proof condition. Until now, we’ve only had renderings of these coins but today that has finally changed. The United States Mint has released official images for each of the commemoratives.
The Basketball Hall of Fame commemoratives will all feature a common Obverse and Reverse. What will change is the metal content – gold, silver, or clad – an the uncirculated or Proof finish. Below are the images of the silver commemorative in Proof finish.
You can see all of the commemoratives in this series at the United States Mint’s image library, found here.
According to the Mint’s Production Schedule, sales of all of these commemoratives will begin on April 4, 2020. No pricing information is available currently nor is there an indication if there will be any household limits in place on purchases. The Mint will produce and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half–dollar clad coins. Surcharges collected from coin sales—$35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin, and $5 for each half–dollar coin—are authorized to be paid to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to fund an endowment that will enable increased operations and educational programming.
As you may recall, the Mint held a first strike ceremony in Philadelphia with several basketball dignitaries on site.