Breast Cancer Awareness $5 Gold Coin
In 2018, the U.S. Mint released the Breast Cancer Awareness $5 Gold Coin, the first gold coin in the U.S. with a pink hue. The coin is part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program, which recognizes the many Americans who are impacted by the disease and the effort to prevent it through research. The program includes a gold, silver, and clad coin. A design competition selected the common obverse and reverse designs emblematic of the fight against breast cancer.
Recipient Organization: Breast Cancer Research FoundationThe price of each $5 gold coin includes a surcharge of $35, which the law authorizes to be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, New York, New York, for the purpose of furthering breast cancer research funded by the Foundation.
Commemorative Coin SurchargesCommemorative 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.
CharacteristicsThe common obverse (heads) design features two women. The older woman has her hands on her chest and a relieved expression on her face. The younger woman, with a scarf on her head, holds one hand over her chest and the other raised in a fist as if she is ready to fight. A butterfly flies above the two women.
The common reverse (tails) design depicts a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- FIVE DOLLARS
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Mint and Mint Mark
SpecificationsComposition: 85 percent gold; 14.8 percent copper, Balance zinc
Diameter: 0.850 inches
Weight: 7.931 grams
Mintage Limit: 50,000 across all gold product options