Obama signed into law April 29 the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act.
The law authorizes the first U.S. coin in pink gold.
2722, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., was sent to the
president on April 20. As of May 3, the legislation was not yet
assigned a public law number.
U.S. Mint has already begun the process of securing a vendor or vendors to supply the
bureau with the planchets to produce up to a combined 50,000 Proof and
Uncirculated $5 half eagles in pink gold of not less than 75 percent
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act also mandates the production and release in Proof and Uncirculated
versions of up to 400,000 silver dollars on planchets of not less than
90 percent silver, as well as up to a maximum 750,000 copper-nickel
clad half dollars.
Royal Canadian Mint, which has used color in its coins since 1992,
perfected its color application process and has continued using color
on special quarter dollars, launching a Breast Cancer awareness coin
in 2006 with a pink ribbon against a white background.
U.S. Breast Cancer Awareness gold $5 coin for 2018 will appear pink in
color, with the richness of the hue dependent on the relative
concentrations of copper and silver alloyed with the gold.