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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Five Hall of Famers to Serve as Judges for Mint Design Competition for Commemorative Coin

And we have a winner!


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the United States Mint announced today the names of the judges who will help choose the image for the obverse (heads side) of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin. The judges are all Hall of Famers and represent more than half of the nine positions on the diamond: Joe Morgan (second baseman, elected 1990); Brooks Robinson (third baseman, elected 1983); Ozzie Smith (shortstop, elected 2002); Don Sutton (pitcher, elected 1998); and Dave Winfield (outfielder, elected 2001).

The design competition, which began April 11 and runs through May 11 at noon ET, is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents ages 14 and older. The winner of the design competition will be awarded $5,000 and the winner’s initials will appear on the minted coins.

“This is a Hall of Fame lineup that’s sure to produce a winner,” said Jeff Idelson, President, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “Our Hall of Fame members show year-round support for our efforts to fulfill our mission to Preserve History, Honor Excellence and Connect Generations, and this is yet another example of the legends of the game stepping to the plate for the Museum. We are so appreciative of the efforts of Joe, Brooks, Ozzie, Don and Dave - and we all look forward to the final design selection.”

Guidelines for submitting designs include:

  • The obverse design must be “emblematic of the game of baseball” and must include the inscriptions “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “2014.”
  • Two-dimensional designs must be monochrome, not color, and three-dimensional models must be made using neutral plaster or a durable plastic material and should be approximately 8” in diameter.
  • Designs must not include the name or depiction of a real player or any other person, living or not.
  • Designs must not include depictions, names, emblems, logos, trademarks or any other indicia associated with any specific commercial, private, educational, civic, religious, sports, or other organizations whose membership or ownership is not universal, including any current or former baseball team, either professional or amateur.
  • Designs must not include any depiction of a real baseball stadium, field, arena, either in whole or in part, whether or not currently existing or in use.
  • Employees of the Department of the Treasury, including the United States Mint and other Treasury offices and bureaus, are ineligible.

Repoz Posted: April 24, 2013 at 06:42 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: April 24, 2013 at 07:54 PM (#4425150)
At some point, Joe Morgan will blame Billy Beane for taking us off the gold standard.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 24, 2013 at 08:24 PM (#4425167)
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 24, 2013 at 09:55 PM (#4425242)
must include the inscriptions “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “2014.”

well, then, put Abe on it and we got ourselves a penny
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 24, 2013 at 10:12 PM (#4425261)
What does the HIT SIGN WIN SUIT guy have to do with 2014?
   5. Walt Davis Posted: April 24, 2013 at 11:40 PM (#4425321)
“In God We Trust,”

A picture of Doug Harvey?
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 25, 2013 at 01:40 AM (#4425356)
Too bad Kid Nichols is no longer available.
   7. TomH Posted: April 25, 2013 at 07:51 AM (#4425384)
Given this or having living HOFers on the HOF Vet commmittee, I say give them control of the coin!!
   8. Lassus Posted: April 25, 2013 at 08:13 AM (#4425393)
Now that Tyrion is Master of Coin, I have great confidence in this project.
   9. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 25, 2013 at 08:26 AM (#4425394)
Now that Tyrion is Master of Coin, I have great confidence in this project.

Put Eddie Gaedel on it!
   10. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: April 25, 2013 at 08:56 AM (#4425400)
“This is a Hall of Fame lineup that’s sure to produce a winner,”

Every time I read copy like this my soul corrodes a little more.
   11. RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen Posted: April 25, 2013 at 01:44 PM (#4425646)
Put Eddie Gaedel on it!

Do you mean an engraving of Gaedel or Eddie Gaedel himself?
   12. Bob Tufts Posted: April 25, 2013 at 02:34 PM (#4425690)
A Steinbrenner/Marvin Miller coin to mark the expected 2014 inductions?

   13. spike Posted: April 25, 2013 at 06:43 PM (#4425910)
Tim Robbins, heads; Susan Sarandon, tails.
   14. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 25, 2013 at 06:54 PM (#4425916)
Tim Robbins, heads; Susan Sarandon, tails.

Are we talking "Atlantic City" Susan Sarandon tail, or "Cloud Atlas" Susan Sarandon tail?

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