The bouncing of the ball. The satisfying swish of a perfect shot. The blaring of the buzzer and roar of the crowds. 2020-P Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Proof Dollar Coin. The game of basketball has excited players and fans for more than 125 years.This fast-paced game was invented on December 21, 1891, by Dr. From its humble roots in a gymnasium, the game has grown into a global phenomenon, embraced by players and fans around the world. Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame carries on Naismith's vision for his game of basket ball.
This new coin celebrates 125 years since the invention of basketball by Canadian, James Naismith. Struck in the usual one troy ounce of fine silver with an obverse depicting Queen Elizabeth II, it's the reverse that is the highlight here. Taking the obvious step of depicting a basketball, colored in this case, the artist Glen Green hasn't stopped there. Covering much of the coins reverse face is an uncolored depiction of two players in full flight, one trying to score and one trying to block. We think it's a superb piece of design, very dynamic looking, and expertly laid out on the coin.
The two basketballs to the left and right are minor distractions, but all said, it's one of the finest sporting coins out there. 2016 Invention of Basketball Proof Silver Coin (Canada).
2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Proof Coin U. Country of Issue: United States. Obverse: Features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Reverse: Features an uncolored depiction of two players in full flight, one trying to score and one trying to block.
Obverse: The design portrays the intense, hands-on action of the game-the constant struggle for possession of the ball and the skill required to overcome the opponent and put the ball through the hoop. The design features three different figures all reaching for the ball in unison, suggesting how the sport has brought together millions of diverse people around the world through a simple, universal, and unifying athletic experience. Their arms are intentionally elongated, just slightly, to emphasize the full exertion of physical and mental effort required to excel in the game. The rim and net are presented as subtle background elements to complement the primary figures.Inscriptions are "LIBERTY, " "IN GOD WE TRUST, " and 2020. Reverse :This design depicts a basketball about to pass through a net, with the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, " "E PLURIBUS UNUM, " and ONE DOLLAR. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Commemorative\Modern Silver/Clad (1982-Now)".
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