This $5 2014-W Gold National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative was issued to mark the Hall of Fame’s 75th Anniversary. Its label pays homage to the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs. This is a special label, officially licensed by the MLB. The relationship between NGC and MLB is drawing to a close, and these labels will no longer be provided by NGC in 2017. Given that the Cubs had the longest World Series winning drought in baseball history, this selection a great choice for any fan of America’s favorite pastime.
This commemorative coin is struck in 90% pure gold with a weight 8.359 grams and a 21.6 mm in diameter and features a concave baseball glove design. The curvature of the coin captures the look of the open glove. Statutory inscriptions are creatively integrated into the design where the stitching would normally be. The convex shape that curves just like a baseball. Statutory inscriptions on this face are included where print usually is on a regulation baseball.
The NGC grade of PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO is printed on a label that honors the Chicago Cubs as the 2016 World Series Champions.
The grade is PF70 (Proof 70 or Perfect 70) which means the coin is completely flawless. Ultra Cameo is designated for Proof coins based on their fully frosted design and highly reflective fields on the obverse and reverse, giving it a pleasant visual contrast.
Only 50,000 of this remarkable coin were minted in 2014, and far fewer are still available with the special Chicago Cubs label.