By John Sharp
Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick unveiled the design of a new Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin on November 10 at the Museum here in Kansas City.
Blunt and U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver were the chief sponsors of the legislation authorizing the commemorative coin that was signed into law in December 2020.
The bipartisan bill directs the U.S. Treasury to design and mint the coin which should come at no cost to taxpayers since the Treasury is expected to easily recover the costs of designing and minting the coins from their sale. After all costs have been recovered, additional revenue from the sale of the coins will be given to the Museum. After the U.S. Treasury has recouped all of its costs for designing and minting the coins, funds will be distributed to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which was founded in 1990 in Kansas City.