New Issue: Breast Cancer Awareness Set Available

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Photo courtesy U.S. Mint

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United States Mint recently began accepting orders for the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Coin and Stamp Set.

The price of the set is $39.95 and includes one Breast Cancer Awareness Proof Half Dollar produced at the San Francisco Mint and one U.S. Postal Service Breast Cancer Research stamp.

The obverse of the coin features two women. The older woman has her hands on her chest and a relieved expression on her face. The younger woman wears a scarf on her head and holds one hand over her chest, while the other is raised in a fist as if ready to fight. A single butterfly soars above the two women.

The coin’s reverse also depicts a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, which serves as a symbol of hope.

Designed by Ethel Kessler, the stamp features the illustration of a mythical “goddess of the hunt” by Whitney Sherman and includes the phrases “FUND THE FIGHT” and “FIND A CURE.”

The encapsulated coin and stamp are mounted on an attractive folder that contains valuable facts about breast cancer. The folder is housed in a sleeve with the Certificate of Authenticity printed on the back. Only 25,000 units of the set are available.

To purchase the set, visit or call 800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing-and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 888-321-MINT to order. Information about shipping options is available at There is a limit of one set per household.

The 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Program is authorized by Public Law 114-148 in recognition of America’s fight against breast cancer. Surcharges collected from the sale of each coin are authorized to be distributed—in accordance with the law—to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to further its efforts in breast cancer research.


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