Coins have been around for thousands of years, first introduced in India, China and Greece around 700 BC. And although the imagery, material and value have changed quite a bit, the flat design has remained mostly the same.
Until now. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the U.S. mint has produced its first ever domed coin. And it’s spectacular.
The design has the image of a baseball on one side, and a gently curving baseball glove on the other. The convex and concave sides give the coin a sense of 3D realism, which is an unprecedented feat by the U.S. Mint.
Prices for the coins are $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin and $5 for each half-dollar.