2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program Reverses
2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program Obverses
Design depicts a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope. Only the denomination changes between the three coin reverses.
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.
Every year, thousands of women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Thanks to earlier detection, increased awareness, and improved treatment, death rates from this disease have been decreasing since about 1989. Clinical advances resulting from research have led to increased survival rates, with death rates dropping over 34 percent since 1990.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin recognizes the many Americans who are impacted by the disease and the effort to prevent it through research.