Ken Meifert, vice president of sponsorship and development for the
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., said
officials were confident they had a winner when they pursued
commemorative coin legislation in 2011 to honor the Hall of Fame’s
What wasn’t entirely expected was the sellout of the 50,000 Proof
and Uncirculated gold coins in less than three days after the noon
Eastern Time sales launch March 27. U.S. Mint officials confirmed
March 31 that enough orders were placed within the first 72 hours to
exhaust the legislated sales limit.
The 400,000 Proof and Uncirculated silver dollars authorized were
confirmed sold out April 9.
Now, Meifert said, Hall of Fame officials will concentrate their
efforts toward reaching a sellout of the 750,000 Proof and
Uncirculated Baseball copper-nickel clad dollars authorized under
Public Law 112-152, which was signed into law by President Obama on
Aug. 3, 2012.