Curved coins celebrate America's favorite pastime

Curved Coins Celebrate America's Favorite Pastime
Curved Coins Celebrate America's Favorite Pastime

The U.S. Mint is throwing our wallets a curve ball. "Fox & Friends" has more about a new coin.

'The U.S. Mint in San Francisco will soon produce a curved coin, ya know like the pitch, to commemorate the Baseball Hall of Fame which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.'

The mint held a contest in 2013 for artists to submit designs celebrating the classic American pastime.

Cassie McFarland's curved baseball glove design scored a home run with the Treasury. She told the San Francisco Examiner,

'I hate to say this, but I almost feel like it was my destiny. The idea of the glove ... it just clicked.'

McFarland's design features a baseball on one side and a glove inscribed with "Liberty, In God We Trust" on the other.

Believe it or not, this commemorative coin is actually part of a 2012 U.S. law. It says:

The mint will create 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins and 750,000 half-dollar coins to recognize and celebrate the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 75th anniversary.

Pretty cool, right? But these coins will cost you!

Each $5 coin costs $35, each $1 coin costs $10 and each half-dollar costs $5. The U.S. mint notes those surcharges will help fund the nonprofit National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The curved coins will be produced at the U.S. Mint in San Francisco. The gold and silver collector's coins will go on sale March 27.