Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin
Congresswoman Maloney is the proud author and sponsor of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, which 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 went 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.
You can learn more about the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program at the US Mint’s website: catalog.usmint.gov.
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Funding research to cure breast cancer is an important goal of the new Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative coin program.
At the launch ceremony March 15 in Washington, D.C., Rep. Carolyn Maloney said, “Not only will sales of these coins help spread awareness, they also have the potential to raise up to $8 million in private funds for breast cancer research without any cost to taxpayers. This coin program takes us another step closer to finding a cure.”
Maloney was a congressional co-sponsor who first introduced the commemorative legislation in Congress.
The nation's first $5 commemorative coin struck in pink gold drew the attention of U.S. Mint customers March 15 with the launch of sales for the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness coins.
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The U.S. Mint on Thursday launched a new commemorative coin in honor of breast cancer awareness and to raise money for research. The five dollar gold coin is the first time the Mint has ever issued currency in the pink color.
The commemorative program, which goes on sale Thursday, also includes a silver dollar and a clad half dollar. Uncirculated coins and proofs can be purchased through the Mint, and proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
Congresswoman Maloney unveiling the design of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin with BCRF and survivors
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.
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.
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.