Why does this impressively graded First Day of Issue 2020-W Basketball Hall of Fame commemorative gold proof coin deserve a place in your collection?
This exciting dome shaped gold coin was issued by the U.S. Mint in 2020 to commemorate the popularity of the sport of basketball and the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
- This 2020-W Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative coin is struck from .2688 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold.
- As a product of the West Point Mint, the coin carries the prestigious “W” Mint mark.
- The $5 denomination coin features a domed shape and a gorgeous proof finish.
- The coin measures 21.59 mm in diameter.
- The superbly graded coin earned the First Day of Issue designation.
- No more than 50,000 were minted, a figure which includes mint state versions.
Beautiful Designs Celebrating the Sport of Basketball
Obverse: Three athletes are depicted on the concave obverse, a man, a woman, and a wheelchair bound player, an image which symbolizes the diversity and unity of the game. Each player is portrayed reaching for the ball with slightly elongated arms, to demonstrate the effort and skill involved in the game. Inscriptions include “LIBERTY,” “2020,” “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “W.”
Reverse: The reverse imagery cleverly utilizes the coin’s curved shape, depicting a basketball stretching across the domed surface, with the distinctive net and rim goal of the sport below. The inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “FIVE DOLLARS” bend around the finely textured ball.
Spectacular Proof 69
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) received this 2020-W Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Five Dollar Gold Proof Coin for review and qualified for the First Day of Issue designation. The domed coin was deemed to be in Proof 69 condition for its remarkably sharp strike and virtually flawless surfaces. The proof is presented in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder accompanied by a certification label authenticating the coin as a First Day of Issue release.