Jackie Robinson Baseball and Civil Rights Icon

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I wrote earlier about the silver commemorative. 

Here I wanted to share a bit more about Jackie Robinson.

Jackie Robinson was an awesome athlete who played four sports at the college level: baseball, football, basketball and track and field. He is best known for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He was also a six-time All-Star, a World Series champion and the first African American player to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

There are in fact two types of commemorative coins that honor Jackie Robinson: a gold five dollar coin and a silver dollar coin. They were issued by the U.S. mint in 1997 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Robinson’s breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. The gold coin features Robinson in his later years as a civil rights leader, while the silver coin depicts him stealing home plate, as he did in the 1955 World series. The coins are limited in mintage and have a high value among collectors.

Jackie Robinson Commemorative Gold Coin -Reverse

Where can you get one?

You can grab a gold one  on Ebay of course.

You can also obtain a silver one on Ebay

And you can  get a bronze one on the US Mint’s site

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