On Thursday, Feb. 24, the United States Mint will begin selling most of the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins. While the U.S. Mint will start taking orders for the coins on the 24th, the agency is not expected to begin shipping them until June 8.
Product options will include $5 gold, 1$ silver, and 50c clad coins in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated. Each bears designs honoring the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, an institution that commemorates America’s service members who have been wounded or killed by enemy action. Designs on the coins were unveiled last year. The U.S. Mint has yet to publish coin images.
A unique colorized silver dollar will also be sold, but its on sale date is still "TBD."
Introductory prices for the soon-to-be-sold products remain unchanged from when they were first published, and for the non-gold issues range from $33 to about $74.
Price tags for two $5 gold coins and the three-coin proof set, which contains a $5 gold coin, will be published Wednesday, Feb. 23. Prices for U.S. Mint gold commemorative products can change weekly based on market conditions and are determined by the Mint’s pricing matrix for gold coins. Gold is currently near $1,900 an ounce. If it trends above $1,850 through Wednesday, expect prices of $681.25 for the proof $5 gold coin; $671.25 for the uncirculated $5 gold coin; and $799.50 for the three-coin proof set.
The colorized silver dollar, when released for sale, will be $95.
As directed by Public Law 116-247, all prices include surcharges of $35 for each $5 gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar, and $5 for each clad half dollar. Collected surcharges are targeted for the non-profit National Purple Heart Honor Mission to support its mission and for capital improvements to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor facilities in New Windsor.
Looks to the Mint’s online store for commemorative coins to order.