Pricing for the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set
The United States Mint is announcing the price of the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin Silver Set. The coin set will be offered for sale at a price of $139.95.
Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for April 19, 2013.
United States Mint Kids' Baseball Coin Design Challenge
The United States Mint announces the opening of a national kids' baseball coin design challenge on April 11, 2013, that seeks design entries from contestants age 13 years or younger on the theme, ``What's Great about Baseball.'' As part of the United States Mint's education initiative, this challenge is designed to provide learning materials for children, teachers, and parents on the United States Mint and its coins and medals, to build awareness of the bureau's operations and programs, and to complement the United States Mint National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program Design Competition, which is a national competition for individuals 14 or older to create the design for the common obverse (front) of coins to be issued under the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program. In creating their design entries, contestants are allowed to use any mediumacrylics, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, marker, spray paint, crayon, pastels, or digital software. All contestants will receive a letter of acknowledgement. Eligible entries will be posted on Challenge.gov, and the design with the most public votes in each age bracket (0-5 years, 6-10 years, and 11-13 years) will be considered the overall winner for that age bracket. Each of these grand prize winners will receive a National Baseball Hall of Fame $1 Silver Commemorative Coin. Each of the four runners up in each age bracket will receive a National Baseball Hall of Fame Half-Dollar Clad Commemorative Coin. On behalf of each contestant, a parent or guardian must submit a completed application on Challenge.gov, including uploading the design entry and agreeing to the Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form and Rights Transfer Agreement. Entries must be submitted no later than May 23, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Official rules, guidelines, and entry instructions for the United States Mint Kids' Baseball Coin Design Challenge can be found at www.usmint.gov/kids and at www.challenge.gov.
National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program Design Competition
The United States Mint announces the opening of a national coin design competition that will culminate in the Secretary of the Treasury's selection of the image for the obverse (heads side) of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. The competition, which is open to all United States citizens and permanent residents ages 14 and over, begins on April 11, 2013, at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The submission period will end at 12 noon EDT on April 26, 2013, if 10,000 or more entries have been received by that time. If fewer than 10,000 entries have been received by 12 noon EDT on April 26, 2013, then the submission period will remain open until 10,000 entries have been received, but will end no later than May 11, 2013, at 12 noon EDT. The winner of the design competition will be awarded $5,000, and the winner's initials will appear on the minted coins. The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Act), Public Law 112-152 (Aug. 3, 2012), requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue three 2014 commemorative coins to recognize and celebrate the National Baseball Hall of Fame: up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, up to 400,000 $1 silver coins, and up to 750,000 half-dollar clad coins. The Act requires a competition, which Challenge.gov is hosting, to select a common obverse design emblematic of the game of baseball. Additionally, the Act expresses Congress's sense that the $5 gold and $1 silver coins have a shape such that the obverse is concave and the reverse is convex. Entries will be evaluated during a selection process consisting of an initial screening for minimum requirements and four evaluation rounds. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame will review the finalist designs, after which the United States Mint will put forward a recommended design to the Secretary of the Treasury for selection. Official rules, guidelines, and entry instructions for the United States Mint National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program Design Competition can be found at www.usmint.gov/batterup and at www.batterup.challenge.gov.