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April 11, 2013

Area Sports Briefs

Coin competition starts today

The United States Mint will start a coin-design competition today that will end with the Secretary of the Treasury’s selection of the image for the heads side of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act calls for a three-coin program of $5 gold, $1 silver, and half-dollar clad coins, and requires a competition to select a common design on the heads side that symbolizes baseball. The $5 gold and $1 silver coins will be the first “curved” coins minted and issued by the U.S. Mint. The tails sides will be convex (bulge outward).

The competition is open to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents ages 14-and-older. The winner will receive $5,000, and the winner’s initials will appear on the minted coins.

A Kids’ Baseball Coin Design Challenge, for children ages 13-and-under, also will run. Winners will receive a silver coin and a certificate. The winning children’s designs also will also be showcased on the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint and Baseball Hall websites.

The design must include the inscriptions “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “2014.” Designs cannot feature names or depictions of real people or places, or anything associated with real organizations whose membership or ownership is not universal.

For more guidelines, rules and entry instructions, visit the websites www.baseballhall.org/coin-design, www.usmint.gov, www.usmint.gov/kids/batterup and www.challenge.gov.

Rod & gun club to meet Friday

The Gilbertsville Rod & Gun Club, Inc. will hold its first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. April 12 in the clubhouse at 158 Gun Club Road in Gilbertsville. Guests are welcome.

The club also will host a 3D Bow Shoot on April 14. Sign-ins start at 7 a.m. and food will be available.

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