Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

Congresswoman Maloney is the proud author and sponsor of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Actwhich was signed by President Obama on April 29, 2016. The law establishes a commemorative coin program at the U.S. Mint that has the potential to raise an estimated $8.5 million in private funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S.

Coins will go on sale on March 15, 2018 and will be sold through December 31, 2018.

This commemorative three-coin program includes the first coin the U.S. Mint will issue in “pink gold,” a unique formula created especially in recognition of the color most closely associated with the fight against breast cancer. The Mint will also produce silver and clad coins with the design unveiled this past October. Surcharges from the coin sales will benefit BCRF to support breast cancer research and cover the costs of the program, no taxpayer dollars will be used. BCRF is the top rated breast cancer research organization in the country, with an A+ rating from Charity Watch and 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator.

More on Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

Jan 12, 2018 In The News

A first-strike ceremony for the first U.S. commemorative coin struck in pink gold, the Breast Cancer Awareness gold $5 coin, was held Jan. 12 at the West Point Mint in New York.

Jan 12, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President Myra Biblowit, BCRF Scientific Director Dr. Larry Norton, and others including breast cancer survivors at the United States Mint West Point Facility to strike the first Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin. This commemorative three-coin program includes the first coin the U.S. Mint will issue in “pink gold,” a unique formula created especially in recognition of the color most closely associated with the fight against breast cancer.

Oct 23, 2017 Newsletter

Congresswoman Maloney unveiling the design of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin with BCRF and survivors

Dear Friend,

Today, we took another step in the fight to defeat breast cancer, a disease that touches nearly every person in this country in one way or another. 

Oct 23, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President & CEO Myra Biblowit, BCRF Chief Mission Officer Dr. Marc Hurlbert, Director at the U.S. Mint Office of Design & Management April Stafford, and Roslyn Goldstein, Rebecca Scheinkman, and Deborah Kruletwitch—all women directly impacted by breast cancer—to formally unveil the design of the nation’s first-ever Commemorative Coin to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness. This is also the first coin the U.S.

Oct 23, 2017 In The News

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in our country who hasn’t been affected by breast cancer—more than 100 women die from this disease every single day. The unbearable toll is too much; it’s time to end breast cancer once and for all. To do so, we need to fund medical research. That’s why, today, we are unveiling a new commemorative coin designed and produced by the U.S. Mint. Starting in 2018, when you buy this Breast Cancer Awareness coin, you’ll be helping to raise the critical funds needed to eradicate this devastating disease.

Oct 13, 2016 Press Release

New York—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Month luncheon in honor of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin. Maloney took the opportunity to call for submissions to the U.S. Mint’s design competition, encouraging all artists to participate.

May 9, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK  –  Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney celebrated the signing of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act into law at the offices of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), located in her district. Rep. Maloney was joined by the President and CEO of BCRF Myra Biblowit, BCRF Honorary Chair Leonard Lauder, BCRF Scientific Director Dr. Larry Norton, BCRF Chief Mission Officer Dr. Marc Hurlbert and breast cancer survivors to commemorate the signing. President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R.

May 9, 2016 In The News

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials are developing a new, pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research, said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who sponsored legislation for its creation.

The New York Democrat tells The Associated Press that federal officials will hold a contest to pick artwork that will be displayed on the coin, which is expected to be released in 2018.

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Senate passed the bipartisan Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722) by unanimous consent yesterday evening, providing a new avenue to raise private funds for breast cancer medical research. The bill, introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) in the House and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in the Senate, will create a commemorative coin program at the U.S.

Jul 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon approved an amended form of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722). The vote was 421-9-1. The legislation was amended by unanimous consent earlier today to remove distribution of funds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and provide all funds raised to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The bill as introduced would have split the funds evenly between the two organizations. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) who introduced the legislation released the following statement:

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