Breast Cancer Awareness $5 Gold Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Coin Information

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Recipient Organization: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The 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 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, depicted on all coins in this program, 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 gold reverse (tails) design depicts a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • 2018
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • FIVE DOLLARS
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 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

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse Content last reviewed October 23, 2017

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