As Canadians prepare for their new glow in the dark quarter featuring a bone structure of a Pachyrhinosaurus, Americans are still stuck with good ol' 25 cent George Washington. Instead of collecting the state quarters or crossing borders for the innovative Canadian coin, sports fans can collect these top five commemorative coins that represent some of their favorite professional sports like the NBA, NFL and MLB.
While Nike and Reebok settle disputes over the Tim Tebow New York Jets Jersey, fans clamoring for a piece of the New York Tebowmania can grab the silver coin card. The coin itself features a New York Jets logo on one side and the NFL logo on the card.
The coin is placed in a cutout hole of the card that has a Tebow profile picture, careers stats and information like his birthday. The 4" by 6" card has it's own plastic stand so you can worship Tebow on any stable flat surface.
Highland Mint Orlando Magic Dwight Howard Silver Coin Card
Get the Dwight Howard Orlando Magic card before he literally disappears from the team. Howard's face appears on the coin in a colored picture along with a backdrop of Howard in action on the court. The back of the coin has the NBA logo and sits on a card featuring Howard's stats and a wide view of the Orlando Magic basketball court.
Super Bowl Coin Toss Replicas
The most famous coin flip in America occurs at the Super Bowl and every year a special commemorative coin is issued for the event. You can own a replica gold coin from multiple Super Bowl events and increase the importance of any coin flip competitions in your life.
The front side of the coin features each helmet of the two Super Bowl teams along with the Lombardi trophy. The backside features the official NFL and Super Bowl logos. Each coined is numbered as the series is a rare and limited edition.
New York Stadium Coins
Yankee and Shea Stadium used to be a staple of New York City. Now they are nothing but rubble and replaced with upgraded counterparts. To commemorate the long history of the classic stadiums, gold coins were released. Each coin portrays a wide shot of the stadium, years established and team logos. The coins come in a box for protection.
MLB Hall of Fame Coins
The first four coins are only valuable to collectors, but if congress approves, MLB fans could be spending commemorative half-dollar, silver dollar and $5 dollar gold coins by 2015. The coins, still pending through the US Senate, are going to be created in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The American sport deserves national recognition through these coins and they can become great collector's pieces.
Alan Donahue is a lifelong sports fan. He has written hundreds of sports articles and his favorite teams include the New York Giants and LA Lakers.
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