Jackie Robinson Goes Gold

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Jackie robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, a commemorative coin was recently authorized by the U.S. Congress. The gold and silver coins are to be issued by the U.S. Mint later this year.

The Jackie Robinson Commemorative Coin Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Floyd Flake (D-New York) and Robert Franks (R-New Jersey). The legislation was initiated by the New York City-based Jackie, Robinson Foundation, founded in 1973, one year after Robinson died.

For more information about the commemorative coin, contact the U.S. Mint at 202-283-2646 or the foundation at 212-290-8600.