Two sides of the same coin : A wish, a dream, a hope – paired with research, treatment and funding. Here’s unveiling the new emblem of Breast Cancer Awareness.
On Friday, January, 12th, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President Myra Biblowit, BCRF Scientific Director Dr. Larry Norton, and others including breast cancer survivors at the United States Mint West Point Facility to strike the first Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin. This commemorative three-coin program includes the first coin the U.S. Mint will issue in “pink gold,” a unique formula created especially in recognition of the color most closely associated with the fight against breast cancer. The Mint will also produce silver and clad coins with the design unveiled this past October.
Rep. Maloney authored the law establishing the commemorative coin program. The bipartisan Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) was signed into law in 2016. Coins will go on sale on March 15, 2018, and surcharges from the coin sales will benefit BCRF to support breast cancer research. BCRF is the top rated breast cancer research organization in the country.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) directs the U.S. Treasury to issue up to 50,000 $5 “pink gold” coins, up to 400,000 $1 silver coins and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins with a design symbolizing the fight against breast cancer during 2018. The production costs of these coins will be fully covered in the sales price, and the surcharges will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, headquartered in New York. No taxpayer money will be used in the production or sale of the coin.
The legislation instructed the U.S. Mint to conduct a nationwide competition to solicit proposals from artists and select a final design. The winning design was unveiled on October 23, 2017 during a ceremony at BCRF headquarters in New York City.
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