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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NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) rang the opening bell at NASDAQ in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and held a press conference to discuss the importance of funding research. Rep. Maloney was joined by the President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) Myra Biblowit, BCRF Chair William Lauder, BCRF Scientific Director Dr. Larry Norton, President of the American Medical Women’s Association Dr. Connie B.
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), author of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, today praised the U.S. Mint for their new Breast Cancer Awareness 2018 Coin and Stamp Set unveiled at the beginning of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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.