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Basketball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2020, Complete


Category: Commemoratives
Set Type: Basketball Hall of Fame Commemoratives, 2020, Complete
Owner: HT SME
Last Modified: 10/3/2020
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Rank: 13
Score: 3135
Leading by: 32
Points to Higher Rank: 27
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The US Mint released their second sports related coin on June 4, 2020 - the Basketball Hall of Fame 60th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program.

Basketball was invented on December 21, 1891, by Dr. James Naismith. Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame carries on Naismith's vision for his game of "basket ball."

All of the cons in this three-coin program (gold $5 coin, Silver dollar, and clad half dollar) share common designs and are curved just like the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame coins.

The obverse design is concave (curved inward) and it features three different players all reaching for the ball in unison with a subtle background of the rim and net behind them. The reverse design is convex (curved outward) and it depicts a basketball about to pass through a net. It is struck so well that you could easily count every single dimple on the basketball.

The four foundation coins are in a basketball core with the First Day of Issue.

Also in this set is a Proof 70 UC FDI Silver Dollar in a black core with a label hand-signed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar along with a silhouette of him shooting his patented sky hook. One of only 250 hand-signed by Kareem.

In September the Enhanced finish Circulated half dollar will be released in the "Kids Set". Coming later this year, a colorized version will be released in the half dollar and dollar coin. Color will be applied to some of the reverse design elements.

This is the third in a series of curved coins; 2014 with the baseball coins and last year with the Apollo 11 coins.

These Basketball coins are struck extremely well. The Silver dollars are in extra deep 5mm thick slabs due to the curvature of the coin.

Enjoy my 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative coins.

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