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Mint Announces New Contest. You Will Not Believe It!!

The mint announced a new contest to design coins of Basketball Hall Of Fame Inductees. Now let me ask you. Until 1972 Basketball was number one. Then Football became  number one. Basketball dropped to number three two was baseball. Now forget whose one and two and three. Who is going to remember the great players except people my age. The autographs won't be real. They didn't say what years. Here we go blowing smoke. I like the contest but sports again?. You can still buy the baseball coins in rolls. And we knew those players. Another deal to make more money. The kids won't know these players. Why can't they make a real commen. They can't they have no imagination. They have run out of ideas. They want our money bottom line. How many probably all of them why not everything coming out goes over decades. What do you think and think as a collector. That has to be number one. Thanks. Pat


1 month ago

A lot of classic and modern commemoratives have been made as unnecessary money grabs- according to the limited reading I have done. This seems like the same. 


Still, many nice designs have been released. But we will see with this one. They are supposedly having a contest. 

1 month ago

Thanks for your opion. That's the name of the title mint announces New Contest  Who do you remember I'm 65 I know the old great players but I have no desire as a collector to buy one. If I want a coin of any athlete I go to the Highland Mint that's there speciality..




1 month ago

I'm a sports fan but I cannot see this being highly successful. Lithuania issued a coin years ago that looked like a basketball.

1 month ago

That would be a series with zero interest to me.  I tend to agree, the Mint is running out of ideas and should start planning for the 250th anniversary of our nation in 2026.  They could start even now with Revolutionary Period coins leading up to the Declaration of Independence.  Maybe on the Kennedy Half, Maybe one or two a year until 2026.

1 month ago

Now That's a good idea. There are so many famous people and battles the simple Boston Tea Party. That would make a great coin. The old North Church. That is what I call thinking. Thinking about collecting. People.would buy those. Thanks. Great feedback. Pat

1 month ago

I like the idea of the Revolutionary period coins. I'm going to sound grumpy now. Would any kids know who these men and women are? Is it taught in school. As far as a basketball coin series,I couldn't care less. I'm not a sports guy and don't want to collect sports coins. I do watch hockey and rugby and  some biathlon. Anybody want to collect those coins? No, not many. Great thread Pat.

1 month ago

There after our money. This generation of kids knows nothing of the great players.  What  waste. Why about the woman's league? It doesn't make sense. I hope they stop it before they become embarrassed again.

1 month ago

I think as long as people keep buying them they will still make them. Maybe a boycott would make them rethink their ways, but that is the only option I think of. Another pointless commemorative.

1 month ago
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