Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was founded in 1959 to honor and celebrate basketball’s greatest moments and people. Learn more about the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Coin Program.

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Recipient Organization: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Prices for the coins include surcharges of $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin, and $5 for each half dollar clad coin. The law authorizes the surcharges to be paid to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to fund an endowment that will enable increased operations and educational programming.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

The obverse (heads) design features three players reaching for the ball in unison, reflecting how the sport of basketball has brought together diverse people around the world through a simple, universal, and unifying athletic experience. Their arms are slightly elongated to emphasize the full exertion of physical and mental energy required to excel in this sport. The rim and net are subtle background design elements complementing the three players.

The reverse (tails) design depicts a basketball about to pass through the net

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 2020

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • ONE DOLLAR

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse Content last reviewed September 3, 2019

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