Hall of Famers Begin Judging Designs for United States Mint Baseball Coin Competition

Public may view semifinalist designs in online gallery at http://batterup.challenge.gov/submissions beginning June 5

Jun 05, 2013, 13:30 ET from United States Mint

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-four coin designs in the United States Mint's Baseball Coin Design Competition have reached the semifinalist phase of the competition and are now being reviewed by five select judges from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

The Baseball Coin Design Competition was open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents ages 14 and older from April 11 to May 11.  One hundred seventy-eight designs were entered in competition.  The winning obverse design will be unveiled in mid-September.  The winner of the competition will be awarded $5,000, and the winner's initials will appear on the minted coins.

WHO: The following National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are deliberating the semi-finalist designs:

  • Joe Morgan
  • Brooks Robinson
  • Ozzie Smith
  • Don Sutton
  • Dave Winfield

WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 

WHERE: Beginning June 5, the public may view the gallery of semifinalist designs at http://batterup.challenge.gov/submissions.  The designs will be posted indefinitely. 

SOURCE United States Mint