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By Numismatic News
August 02, 2013

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The common reverse design of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame $5 gold piece, silver dollar and clad half dollar was unveiled July 26 at the beginning of Induction Weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.

A baseball with inscriptions on it will be on the convex side, which bulges out. The common obverse design looks more and more like it will be a baseball glove, which is the concave side, or recessed like a glove. (See separate story.)

The common reverse design will be on display at the Hall of Fame with the 16 finalist designs for the common obverse.

Selection of the winning obverse design will occur in September.

Mintage of the coins will be limited to 50,000 $5 gold pieces, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 clad half dollars.

Next year the Hall of Fame marks its 75th anniversary.

Designer and sculptor of the common reverse is Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.

Image: Former San Diego Padres shortstop Ozzie “The Wizard” Smith gives the thumbs up for the new common reverse design. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum/Milo Stewart Jr.)

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