Why buy this Clad Colorized Proof 2020-S 50 Cent Basketball Hall of Fame Half Dollar?
Hoop it up with the United States Mint’s 50 cent clad colorized proof. Issued to mark the 60th anniversary of the basketball’s Hall of Fame, the coin is one of just a few curved issues that the Mint has ever released. Colorization on the reverse brings the excitement of the game to the holder and marks a stunning first for the United States Mint.
- This piece has a 50 cent face value, which makes it United States legal tender.
- The San Francisco Mint’s “S” mint mark appears on the obverse.
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this piece its highest grade, Proof 70.
- Grading information comes provided on a label that features a colorized image of a basketball.
Stunning Basketball Design by Donna Weaver
Obverse: The obverse design by Justin Kunz emphasizes the diversity of the game and the exertion required to play it. Three players, including a woman and a man in a wheelchair, extend their arms toward a ball. Kunz slightly elongated the arms to emphasize the effort that players put into the game. Obverse inscriptions include “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2020.”
Reverse: Donna Weaver’s reverse design sparks the passion of basketball fans. The colorized image shows a basketball going through a hoop. It is joined by three rim inscriptions, which read, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “HALF DOLLAR.
Flawless PF70 UC Tip Off Releases with Basketball Celebration Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided this coin’s grading information on a colorized basketball celebration label. NGC graded the piece Proof 70 because it appears flawless under 5x magnification. The grading company also certified the coin Ultra Cameo, which indicates that it bears particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields. Finally, NGC gave this piece its new Tip Off Releases designation, which means that it was submitted for grading within a week of its release.