Today my thoughts turn to baseball coins. No, not the colorful 1964 inserts or the gaudy 71's. My focus today is on an obscure 1980 issue minted in limited quantities about which little is known. Sadly, I will not add too much to the commentary but rather take this opportunity to cast about for information.
Three coins are listed in the 2009 Standard Catalog:
They are said to be 1 3/8" in diameter.
Here is the obverse of the Jackson, from Ebay a ways back:
Here is the reverse:
I had a scan of Carew but it went with one of my hard drive meltdowns. I believe Carew was silver in color and in addition to what looks like a bronze Reggie, gold is also rumored to exist. There is a tantalizing hint in the Standard Catalog that they have been found with holes in the top but I'd like to see a scan of that phenomena.
Pricing in the Standard Catalog seems low as I recall Carew went for around $700 a couple of years ago and the '09 SC has 'em for a small fraction of that amount . Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess!
I have to think more exist and so ask my intrepid readers for assistance.