On April 29, 2016, Public Law 114-148 was signed, authorizing The US Mint to produce commemorative coins to raise awareness for breast cancer. After a contest was held to determine the obverse and reverse designs, Emily Damstra’s exquisite artwork was chosen for the coin. Now, 2018 US Mint $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Gold Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a protective flip!
- Beautiful coin in honor of breast cancer awareness!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 pieces!
- Proof visuals.
- Contains .24187 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the United States.
- Two female breast cancer fighters are depicted on the obverse.
- A Tiger Swallowtail butterfly features in the reverse design.
- Features artwork by Emily Damstra.
- Please note these coins may be BU or Proof specimens.
Each 2018 US Mint $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin in this online JM Bullion listing was struck at the United States Mint West Point branch. These coins are considered legal tender under the monetary authority of the US government. They also contain genuine gold content, as well as small amounts of copper and zinc. These coins will arrive to you housed inside individual plastic flips.
Since the late 1980s, breast cancer death rates have been decreasing thanks to research, awareness, and advancements in technology. And yet there is still a long road ahead in the fight against this frightening disease. Today, it is estimated that 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her life. Men can also be affected by breast cancer, with an estimated 2,700 males expected to be diagnosed with the disease in the year 2022.
The obverse of 2018 US Mint $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Gold Coins features two female breast cancer fighters. One appears older and in the foreground with her hands crossed over her chest as she gazes on with hope and determination. A younger woman is shown in the background wearing a headscarf and raising a fist to signal the ongoing fight against breast cancer. Inscriptions read Liberty, 2018, In God We Trust.
On the reverse side of 2018 $5 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Gold Coins there is a depiction of a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. This incredible image by Emily Damstra was selected in part because these beautiful butterflies are considered symbols of endurance and hope. Reverse inscriptions are shown reading United States of America, Five Dollars, E Pluribus Unum, Breast Cancer Awareness.
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