Hall of Fame pitcher Rich "Goose"
Gossage paid a visit May 13 to the Denver Mint to strike an
Uncirculated 2014-D National Baseball Hall of Fame copper-nickel clad
A native of nearby Colorado Springs, Gossage received a tour of the
production facility and learned how the coins with their concave
obverses and convex reverses are produced.
Gossage was then able to press the buttons on a production press to
strike one of the commemoratives.
Gossage was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
He spent 22 years in the Major Leagues, from 1972 through 1994. His best
years were with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.
Collectors may still order the 2014-D Uncirculated versions and the
2013-S Proof San Francisco Mint-struck Baseball half dollar strikes
from the U.S. Mint.