5 Dollars, Breast Cancer Awareness, United States, 2018

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts
Date Posted: 8/12/2021

General Information: Commemorative coin made by the US Mint for Breast Cancer Awareness. Coin is gold with a pink hue. This is the first gold coin with a pink hue that the U.S. Mint has issued.This commemorative coin was minted by the United States Mint for a fundraising program for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The special program was created by the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act passed by the United States Congress and signed into law in 2016. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a longtime advocate of funding for research on breast cancer, introduced the legislation in the House of Representatives, while Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced the bill in the Senate.

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