THE U.S. MINT CAPTURES "BASEBALL'S PROUDEST MOMENT" IN SILVER AND GOLD
Fifty years ago, American Baseball's Major League was hobbled by segregation. The field of competition was closed to African Americans.
Then in April 1947, one man braved the taunts and insults, and opened America's pastime to men of every race and color. Jack Roosevelt Robinson's athletic prowess and courage on the field was mirrored by the dignity and integrity with which he lived his personal life.
His example has stood for the generations that have followed. And history has accorded a special place for the man that fans of all races came to cheer as "Jackie."
LIMITED, BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS
By an official act of Congress, the U.S. Mint has been commissioned to strike gold and silver commemorative coins honoring this American sport legend.
The mintage of these beautiful coins has been limited: only 100,000 five-dollar gold coins will be struck, and only 200,000 silver-dollar coins will be struck - the lowest number of authorized silver coins in the modern commemorative era.
In fact, with a limited number of coins available, the number of those who might wish to honor Jackie Robinson could easily exceed the available supply.
That is why interested coin collectors are urged to act quickly and take advantage of this pre-issue offer.
Don't miss your chance to own an American classic, a limited commemorative coin honoring a unique American hero.
"A LIFE IS NOT IMPORTANT EXCEPT IN THE IMPACT IT HAS ON OTHER LIVES."-
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