Washington, DC — The United States Mint today announced the Caitlyn Jenner Commemorative Gold Coin, celebrating the courage of Bruce Jenner and his transformation into ‘Caitlyn’. The coin will be available by mail and online at usmint.gov beginning July 4th.
“This coin symbolizes a shared history and friendship with the sports star,” said U.S. Mint Director Paul Horner. “What a beautiful way to celebrate being brave and who you really are, and isn’t that what the American dream is all about?” Horner continued, “The Caitlyn Jenner Commemorative Coin is the perfect collectible for all young and old, and especially those who are brave and curious about their own sexuality.”
The detailed coin, designed respectively by the United States, is minted by the United States Mint. One side features the face of Caitlyn and on the other side shows Caitlyn in a bikini with the caption ‘Don’t Be Afraid To Be Brave’ along with fireworks and an American Eagle in the background. The coin is legal tender and is struck from 15.5 grams of pure gold. The coin comes packaged in a handsome satin-lined presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity and information about living life as a transsexual.
The designer of the coin is world renowned artist Tom Downey.
“I wanted to capture Caitlyn in all of her beauty and grace showing just how brave she is,” Downey said. “People ask me, why not do a coin about the troops or something like that, but I tell them, bravery comes from within, not from fighting with a gun,” Downey continued, “Caitlyn is just so brave, the perfect definition of courage, and a must-have for all those individuals out there who want to celebrate in her heroic bravery.”
The coin is available at the pre-issue price of $799.00 through August 4th, and $949.00 thereafter. To qualify for pre-issue discount prices, orders must be postmarked or received no later than July 4th, 2015. Due to extremely limited supplies there is a strict limit of five coins per household.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the coin go to educating elementary school children about how they too can become transgender.
Customers may order the Caitlyn Jenner Commemorative Gold Coin directly online via the U.S. Mint secure web server at www.USMINT.gov and pay no additional shipping and handling charges. Operators are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help place your order by calling (785) 273-0325.