Why Order This MS69 First Releases 2020-W $5 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Gold Coin?
While some are not aware of it, the game of basketball was actually created in the United States in the late 1800s. In 2020, the U.S. Mint issued a variety of commemorative coins to honor the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This 2020-W Basketball Hall of Fame gold commemorative has a face value of $5 and an uncirculated finish. No more than 50,000 will be struck.
Detailed Basketball Design
The date is located on the obverse. The design on this side of the coin shows 3 players simultaneously reaching for the ball. The inside of a basketball net can be seen in the background behind them.
The face value is located on the reverse along with “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” This design by Donna Weaver shows a basketball just before it passes through the net.
NGC MS69 First Releases
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) was chosen to certify this coin. It was assigned the grade of Mint State 69 and the First Releases designation. These indicate this specimen is nearly flawless and it was submitted within 30 days of its release date.