The recent US Mint release of the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative coins have been of a special significance to my wife and I. Some 50 years ago when my wife was only 7 she lost her mother to breast cancer. This has had a lasting negative effect on my wife's life. Knowing that there can be a genetic effect on my wife and that of my daughter, my wife gets an annual check-up to make sure everything is all right. The good news is so far, so good. My daughter is still young but she will have to be mindful of this also as she gets older.
Thus, it has always been my intention to buy the gold breast cancer awareness coin. On the first day of sale I placed an order with the mint to purchase the coin pictured in this blog. I am also happy that the proceeds from the sale of these coins will go towards research to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Later I'll probably buy the uncirculated half dollar and dollar to go along with the proof half eagle. The only thing I was surprised about is that the pink hue on the half eagle is not as pink as the pictures I saw had led me to believe. Oh well :)