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Winning Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Design Announced

October 17, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

October 16, 2013 By Michael Zielinski (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The United States Mint has announced the winner of its Baseball Coin Design Competition. Cassie McFarland of San Luis Obispo, California submitted the winning design featuring a 1960’s style baseball glove which will appear as the common obverse for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

As required under the authorizing legislation Public Law 112-152, a public competition was held to select the obverse design for the upcoming coins. During the submission period from April 11 to May 11, 2013, a total of 178 designs were received. The field was narrowed to 26 semi-finalists following a round of internal judging which evaluated the designs based on artistic merit and how well they would translate into a coin format. The semi-finalists were reviewed by a panel of five Baseball Hall of Fame judges which narrowed the field to 16 finalists. These finalists were reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts, Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, and National Baseball Hall of Fame who offered their recommendations.

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