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News: the United States Mint has produced its first contact lens-shaped coins to commemorate 75 years of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

US Mint curved coins 2014 gold five dollars
Gold five dollar coin - heads side

The United States Mint has issued $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins and half-dollar clad coins coated in an alloy, which have concave "heads" sides and convex "tails" sides.

US Mint curved coins 2014 gold five dollars
Gold five dollar coin - tails side

All three designs feature baseball motifs to celebrate the USA's National Baseball Hall of Fame, which turns 75 this year.

US Mint curved coins 2014 silver one dollar
Silver one dollar coin - heads side

The front face is decorated with a baseball mitt and inscribed with the text "Liberty - In God We Trust", which has appeared on all US coins in 1864, along with the year produced.

US Mint curved coins 2014 silver one dollar
Silver one dollar coin - tails side

Stitches used on baseballs pattern the raised sides of the coins, where the amount each one is worth is written out.

US Mint curved coins 2014 clad half dollar
Clad half-dollar coin - heads side

The limited-edition coins will go on sale from 27 March.

US Mint curved coins 2014 clad half dollar
Clad half-dollar coin - tails side
  • Douglas Edwin Greene

    Is this real tradable currency?

  • Rae Claire

    Probably, but will sell for such a premium, to use in trade would be foolish. Imagine the havoc with vending machines!

  • http://www.libertydisciple.com/ The Liberty Disciple

    Unusable coins; the perfect usage of the US Mint while the government is over $17 Trillion in debt.