U. S. Mint Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 Gold Proof Coin
The bouncing of the ball. The satisfying swish of a perfect shot. The blaring of the buzzer and roar of the crowds. The game of basketball has excited players and fans for more than 125 years. This fast-paced game was invented on December 21, 1891, by Dr. From its humble roots in a gymnasium, the game has grown into a global phenomenon, embraced by players and fans around the world. Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame carries on Naismith's vision for his game of basket ball. Celebrate the game and the 60. Don't miss your shot-join us in recognizing one of America's national treasures! Obverse: The design portrays the intense, hands-on action of the game-the constant struggle for possession of the ball and the skill required to overcome the opponent and put the ball through the hoop. The design features three different figures all reaching for the ball in unison, suggesting how the sport has brought together millions of diverse people around the world through a simple, universal, and unifying athletic experience. Their arms are intentionally elongated, just slightly, to emphasize the full exertion of physical and mental effort required to excel in the game. The rim and net are presented as subtle background elements to complement the primary figures. Inscriptions are "LIBERTY, " "IN GOD WE TRUST, " and 2020. Reverse: This design depicts a basketball about to pass through a net, with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, " "E PLURIBUS UNUM, " and FIVE DOLLARS. 90% Gold, 6% Silver, Balance Copper. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Commemorative\Modern Silver/Clad (1982-Now)".
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Strike Type: Proof