Baseball gold coin sells for $3,995 on eBay after Mint sales end

PCGS Proof 70 Deep Cameo has First Pitch label
By , Coin World
Published : 04/04/14
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A Professional Coin Grading Service Proof 70 Deep Cameo 2014-W National Baseball Hall of Fame gold $5 half eagle was confirmed sold on eBay March 31 for $3,995, more than nine times the U.S. Mint’s retail price.

The coin sold on eBay on the same day the U.S. Mint confirmed the authorized maximum combined Proof and Uncirculated mintage of 50,000 gold Baseball coins had sold out.

The coin was sold by Numismatic Financial Corp. of Winter Spring, Fla.

Issue price was $424.75

The PCGS Proof 70 Deep Cameo 2014-W Baseball half eagle was one of 200 Proof gold Baseball coins the U.S. Mint offered March 27 for $424.75 each at the Whitman Baltimore Coin & Collectibles Expo.

March 27 was the first day for U.S. Mint sales of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame gold half eagles, silver dollars, and copper-nickel clad half dollars.

The coins bear a common concave obverse depicting a baseball glove and a common convex reverse of a baseball. 

The Proof gold coin sold was certified with a special grading insert label under PCGS’s First Strike program, with the pedigree to the Baltimore Expo designated as FIRST PITCH BALTIMORE, in addition to FIRST STRIKE.

The Whitman Baltimore Expo and the U.S. Mint Sales Center on the first floor of U.S. Mint headquarters in Washington, D.C., were the only two sales locations where collectors could receive coins immediately upon purchase.

Initial eBay price was higher

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