Commemorative Coins For A Good Cause, The Breast Cancer Awareness Coins Are Available From Bullion Exchanges
Participate in the Fundraising Efforts towards Breast Cancer Research
Breast cancer is one of the most serious diseases plaguing modern-day women. At the time of writing, there are more than 3.1 million women in the United States alone who have had a history with breast cancer, a number that includes both those currently undergoing treatment and those who have finished treatment. The focus on research, promoting awareness, and on providing early screening has led to a decreasing death rate, and 89.7% of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer survive for five years or more. On average, these rates have fallen by 1.8% each year since 2005. A portion of the proceeds of every purchase of this coin goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation out of New York towards funding a cure.
A Fight for the Cure
Breast cancer is a disease which hits home for many, with the majority of people that have had a mother, grandmother, sister, or friend diagnosed. The funds that go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation are primarily funneled directly into research: they commit 91 cents from every dollar raised to end this disease and its hold on the women and even the men of America and the world. As of 2017, they have raised more than $500 million dollars.
The money dedicated to research is not limited to American researchers: they fund 275 researchers worldwide, located across six continents, with grants to speed up the breakthroughs and progress being made to tackle breast cancer.
To offer multiple options in order for this commemorative release to appeal to all collectors and investors, the U.S. Mint is offering this coin in gold and silver. The gold edition is available to you in Proof or Brilliant Uncirculated conditions, both of which are limited to a mintage of only 50,000. Excitingly, the Proof coins have a pinkish hue, a first for the U.S. Mint. The Silver Dollar versions are available in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated, with a mintage of 400,000. The gold coins were produced out of the West Point Facility of the U.S. Mint and carry the W mint mark, and the silver carries the P mint mark of the Philadelphia Facility.
A Symbol of Hope
The tiger swallowtail butterfly is one of the most commonly seen butterflies in the United States, particularly on the east coast. Across different cultures, butterflies act as symbols of different things, but for its change from caterpillar to winged butterfly, the common thread is always a symbol of transformation. In Mandarin, the word for butterfly also means “70 years”, so they symbolize a long life. The Fancy Shawl Dance in Native American culture was inspired by the flight of butterflies, and they act as a sign of renewal and hope. Yellow butterflies, in particular, are a sign of hope.
On this new release, the tiger swallowtail butterfly is seen on both the obverse and reverse. On the obverse it stands in the background with the breast cancer ribbon behind two women, one young and one old, the former raising her fist in a show of strength and determination and the latter clasping her hands to her chest. The reverse shows a close-up and more detailed image of the same butterfly.
Bullion Exchanges offers you this hopeful, symbol-rich design beautiful commemorative box along with a certificate of authenticity and also in a protective pink slab, also depicting the butterfly theme on its label. Both the gold and silver coins were graded by the preeminent grading companies: NGC and PCGS. We offer you these graded coins in options best suited to you: in MS or PF 69, indicating a coin that has been fully struck with imperfections so small as to be nearly imperceptible, or in MS or PF 70, indicating a coin that has been perfectly struck.
- 2018 W Breast Cancer Awareness $5 Gold Commemorative (w/Box & COA)
- 2018 W Breast Cancer Awareness $5 Proof Gold Commemorative (w/Box & COA)
- 2018 P Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar Commemorative NGC MS 70 Early Releases (Pink Holder)
- 2018 P Breast Cancer Awareness Silver Dollar Commemorative NGC MS 69 Early Releases (Pink Holder)
Mintage is Limited, Order Now!
Bullion Exchanges is one of the largest and most reliable precious metals retailers in the New York City Diamond District. We ensure a pleasant and secure retail and online shopping experience. Buyers can purchase this awe-inspiring new release with a limited mintage todayonline at BullionExchanges.com. We offer free US shipping on all orders over $75 USD. Alternately, complete your purchase of this exquisite coin at our retail store in the heart of Manhattan, at 30 West 47th Street, open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm EST.