2022 Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins Released for Sale

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The United States Mint at noon EST opens sales for seven products from their 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Program. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor first opened its doors on November 10, 2006, in New Windsor, NY. It was established to honor the extraordinary sacrifice of America’s servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in action.

2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins
2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins

Commemorative Purple Heart products include proof and uncirculated editions of $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half-dollars, as well as a three-coin proof set. Later — the U.S. Mint has yet to announce a date, there will also be an opportunity to buy a colorized silver dollar.

Designs of National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins

Appearing on the obverse (heads side) of each $5 gold coin is a likeness of the Purple Heart medal. Inscriptions on the design read "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "THE PURPLE HEART," "2022," and "A GRATEFUL NATION HONORS AND REMEMBERS." The obverse was created by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

2022-W National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative $5 Gold Coins
2022-W National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative $5 Gold Coins – Proof and Uncirculated

Reverses (tails side) of the $5 gold coins contain a likeness of George Washington’s signature under the Badge of Military Merit and over a textured stripe. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "1782," "BADGE OF MILITARY MERIT," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "FIVE DOLLARS." The image was designed again by Weaver with John P. McGraw sculpting it.

For silver dollar obverses, we again find a depiction of the Purple Heart medal. Inscriptions read "COMBAT WOUNDED & KILLED IN ACTION," "LIBERTY," "1932," "2022," and "IN GOD WE TRUST." Five stars are shown alongside the medal to represent the branches of the military. Heidi Wastweet designed the image with Eric David Custer sculpting it.

2022-W National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Silver Dollars
2022-W National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Silver Dollars – Proof and Uncirculated

For silver dollar reverses, which was also designed by Wastweet, we see a nurse in a World War I helmet as she bandages a wounded service member on a stretcher. Reverses include inscriptions of "UNITED STATES of AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "ONE DOLLAR." The design sculpting was completed by Craig A. Campbell.

Half-dollar obverse imagery was designed by Beth Zaiken and sculpted by Campbell. It depicts a figure in military fatigues and combat boots using a pair of crutches with the left leg amputated from the thigh down. The negative space below shows the missing leg in silhouette. The Purple Heart medal appears behind the figure with a subtle flag motif in the background. Inscriptions are "ALL GAVE SOME," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "LIBERTY," and "2022."

2022 S&D National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Clad Half Dollars
2022 S&D National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Clad Half Dollars – Proof and Uncirculated

Reverses of the half-dollar offer a young boy holding the dress cap of an enlisted Marine. The silhouette of a Marine in dress blues stands behind him in negative space, emphasizing the loss that affects the families of Purple Heart recipients. Inscriptions include "SOME GAVE ALL" in the negative space around the boy in the lower half as well as "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and "HALF DOLLAR." Zaiken created the imagery and McGraw sculpted it.

Specifications of National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins

Authorized under Public Law 116-247, the commemorative coins are being produced at the U.S. Mint facilities in West Point, Denver and San Francisco to the following specifications:

  $5 Gold Silver Dollar 50c
Finish Proof and Uncirculated Proof and Uncirculated Proof and Uncirculated
Mintage Maximums 50,000 400,000 750,000
Composition 90% Gold,
6% Silver,
Balance Copper
99.9% Silver 8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper
Weight 8.359 Grams 26.73 Grams 11.34 Grams
Diameter 0.850 Inches 1.500 Inches 1.205 Inches
Edge Reeded Reeded Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark West Point – W West Point – W San Francisco – S (Proof)
Denver – D (Uncirculated)

 

Maximum mintages for the commemorative coins are shown in the above table. Of those, the three-coin proof set is limited to 5,000 and the yet-to-be-sold colorized dollar is limited to 25,000.

Pricing

Introductory pricing of the products is shown below:

  • National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Three-Coin Proof Set – $799.50
  • National Purple Heart Hall of Honor $5 Gold Proof Coin – $681.25
  • National Purple Heart Hall of Honor $5 Gold Uncirculated Coin – $671.25
  • National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Proof Silver Dollar – $74
  • National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Uncirculated Silver Dollar – $69
  • National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Proof Half-Dollar – $35
  • National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Uncirculated Half-Dollar – $33

Introductory pricing will last for 30 days – until March 24 at 3:00 PM ET. After which, each price will increase by $5. The three-coin proof set has no introductory price. In addition, prices for gold products can change weekly based on market conditions and are determined by the Mint’s pricing matrix for gold coins.

Ordering

2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins may be ordered directly from the United States Mint from their online store of commemoratives.

Household order limits during the first 24 hours of sales include 3 apiece for each gold coin and 1 for the three-coin proof set.

While the U.S. Mint will be accepting orders beginning today, the expected shipping date of the products is June 8.

Surcharges for National Purple Heart Honor

All prices include surcharges ($35 per gold coin, $10 per silver dollar and $5 per half-dollar). After associated costs are accounted for, proceeds from the surcharges are to be forwarded to 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.

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ASE Collector

Friendly reminder for the readers… The three-coin set is $4.25 more than buying the three coins separately. What is that extra $4.25 for? Moving from three single-coin cardboard boxes to one triple-coin cardboard box?

Major D

ASE Collector, I noticed the same thing. Because there’s a 5,000-product limit, the Mint figures the 3-coin box and COA has an additional value? To me, this is not an enticement to buy. Just as with the NLB 3-coin set, I predict there will still be 2,000 sets available after 2 months.

DaveM

It’s $9.25 extra because the three coins by themselves have the pre-order discount, but the idiot in charge of pricing at the Mint did not give a pre-order discount on the three coin set. If that person have any brains, it would $15 less on the pre-order, for a price of $784.50 for the 3-coint set versus a total of $790.25 for the sum of the three coins together.

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Antonio

I’m saving $784.50 by not buying the coins at all. I rarely buy these commemorative coins anymore due to the cost and the return on them isn’t that much.

SENZA

I like the way you think

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Rob S

Yup, +$9.25 for the “set”. How convenient.
I made the miscalculation and got the 3 coin set with the Negro Leagues proof commems.
Learned my lesson and got each proof coin this time around. No ordering issues, no rushing to checkout.

Rob S

I also had the feeling the silhouette effect on the 1/2 $ was going to be done by a cameo effect (on the proof at least). The rendering made it look more dramatic, and may still very well be, depending on the angle it is viewed.

SENZA

Like the designer coins I was just noticing look very unique with and without lighting yet very different from the others

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Antonio

Like the burnished and uncirculated. I think if the ASE has a mint mark, it’s burnished, and if it doesn’t it’s uncirculated. Anyway, it looks that way to me. What do I know? I’m just a lowly coin collector.

SENZA

But you forgot about the free shipping and they can’t really let you have free shipping it’s in the small print

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SENZA

You might have a point there

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Rich

A “premium” three hole box…
Suckers walk, money talks
But it can’t touch my three lock box
Mysteries of the days of old
You’ll find the key you got the gold

Allan

Wow, these coins go sale the day Russia invades the Ukraine.

Major D

Allan, it’s a very terrible thing- and it’s really sick to see some media and pols in our country cheering Putin on.

Antonio

It was never about communism. Russian insecurity and hegemony.

Daniel

Yeah, the US should just shut the hell up about people putting boots on the ground in foreign countries.

Daniel

I am in no way endorsing Russia’s actions, but I can certainly see how it got to this point. To put it in terms of a more relatable hypothetical … imagine NATO = China, and the Ukraine = Mexico. If China formed a Treaty with Mexico and was going to start amassing troops, weapons and offensive capabilities along the southern US border … I’m pretty sure the US Government and its people would be upset. Especially after Mexico had promised the US it would remain loyal to the US. In fact, in that scenario, I wouldn’t put it past the… Read more »

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Major D

Daniel, it’s not the same thing at all. You have to look at the history of Europe and aftermath of two world wars, the cold war and the proxy wars that followed. NATO developed as a defensive deterrent to Soviet aggression, totalitarianism and expansionism. Russia is the aggressor here. Russia amassed 75% of its armed forces and then invaded Ukraine. NATO will protect its alliance countries. If Mexico amassed 75% of its forces, with tank columns and aircraft at our border we would no doubt counter that. But this equivalency is a false flag argument. The notion of the US… Read more »

Daniel

Ukraine isn’t part of NATO.

Taiwan is nothing. I’m guessing the US haven’t received much coverage of what China has prepped throughout South East Asia, the Pacific and Africa. The foothold China has built is nothing short of amazing. They have done deep water port infrastructure projects in countries which can’t afford to pay them back. I wouldn’t say they are ready to flex at the moment (I reckon they are probably 10 years away) … though this might kick the expansion process. Taiwan is a pimple on their arse compared to the rest of Asia-Pac

Chris Terp

Daniel, Countries have figured out the debt traps China has put many in and beginning to push back on the exorbitant loans China issued those countries to build infrastructure. The World Bank and IMF when they forgave debt to many of the regions you mention told those countries to NOT go out and get loans – which they did with China at market and above market rates. China will have a reckoning soon when these countries can’t pay back their loans. China will try and foreclose on those bad loans but will lose the PR war when the poor countries… Read more »

Chris Terp

Kaiser,

As long as a militaristic and brutish politburo runs a country the oppressive nomenclature stays, i.e., Russia, China, Belarus, Myanmar, Cuba, Algeria, Venezuela, etc., they stay in power unfortunately.

Chris Terp

Kaiser,

China has already land (sea) grabbed the South China Sea. Taking territory from Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, etc.

Chris Terp

Yep China got a bloody nose. But that was in late 70s when Chinese army not as big as today and Vietnamese Army fully stocked with weaponry.

Chris Terp

Daniel, Russia has troops, tanks, aircraft and missiles close to other European and North American borders (Canada and Alaska close to Russia). You can add Cuba in the mix too with Russian cooperation and training off coast of Florida. Funny how Soviets kept the Eastern Bloc countries in their orbit claiming a buffer zone but when those countries became free they all looked West – except for Belarus. Putin claims no troops in Ukraine and former Soviet controlled states (Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Yugoslavia, etc.) but forgets those countries are independent now and don’t need Russia’s (Putin’s) permission for their foreign… Read more »

SENZA

That’s the problem with re-electing these politicians and countries who have the same president for decades and see an opportunity for payback – Biden and O meddled in Ukraine affairs during their run and Biden is back – Putin never left well you know what I mean – media is sick and Wall Street shrugs if off because it doesn’t put hookers and Cocaine on their plates.

Major D

SENZA, I agree our country has problems and is not exempt from corruption and greed. But we’re a country of laws and have the means to deny corrupt politicians power and even put them in jail if they broke the law. That is not true in Russia or China. Do we want to be more like those countries? I contend if that were to happen, none of us would be posting our thoughts here.

Larry T

Major D,

Country of laws? LMAO!

Antonio

Is that Peruvian blue?

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SENZA

It goes back to the grudge factor – Bushy boy I and II

SENZA

Trump says Putin is a genius after Trump sold him all of our secrets and technology – Prosecutors resign and trump is still at large – what say you Kaiser,

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Daniel

You know they investigated it and found NOTHING of which you claim.
In fact, the only person arrested was Igor Danchenko who was working with the Democrats to create the “Steele Dossier” which was a work of fiction.

So it is the Democrats which you should be crying about. The same ones (Clinton) who worked with Boris Yeltsin to rig the Russian elections which put Putin into power.

But meh … Trump = Hitler or something.

Major D

I frankly do not understand the Republican and right-wing obsession with Putin. And turning everything back to Clinton. We used to be for freedom, democracy and democracies. What are we for now? Totalitarianism? I find it very ironic that the Mint produces coins extolling our constitution, freedoms, and the sacrifices of our countrymen– yet many seem to support the things that are the extreme opposite. This is beyond political.

SENZA

I don’t recognize parties – they are all low-life criminals as far as I’m concerned – I only recognize sheep who need to grow backbones and create

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SENZA

When it comes to Trump we all know one thing about him now beyond a reasonable doubt so I stand firmly against (or at least 2 feet away just to be safe) Trump

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Chris Terp

Epstein already linked with Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Bill Gates. I will give Trump credit when it comes to Epstein, he always made statements about Epstein liking the young girls.
When Epstein went to court for underage rape Trump kicked him out of his Mara Lago Club.

Chris Terp

Ha ha ha – right! Oopses, forgot about that guy.

SENZA

Don’t forget about Roger LMAO the evidence is clearly stating that Florida is the real Pedo Island and Trump is the Mayor.

Plus, we now know Bill Gates is included – Bill Clinton says he has never been on the pedo Plane to Pedo Island – Pilot says he collects autographs and Clinton wasn’t on the plane 39 times LMAO..

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Larry T

I’ll bet you were a big time supporter of Bill Clinton. Some people might call you a hypocrite.Just saying…

Coinman

Sir Kaiser, I rarely disagree with you but your view of Trump encouraging white supremacists is not quite accurate to say the least. The leftist media and and their corporate lackeys have promulgated that false view of Trump. Trump was the greatest and best president this country ever had! If only he was president today, we wouldn’t be in global and domestic crises. You can bet all your silver dollars on that!

Major D

wow, you really drank the cool-aid

SENZA

Right On

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Coinman

Only Coors Light for me

SENZA

We wouldn’t have Social Security either he was only a few pen strokes away from robbing it.

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Larry T

Coinman,

As I’ve said before, these people watch too much MSNBC and CNN and must be simple minded to believe anything they spew. Just know that not everyone on this thread is a Trump hater and some of us can’t wait to vote for him AGAIN! Also, I don’t like cool-aid and don’t drink it.

Larry T

Daniel,

Unfortunately they only watch MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and NBC. You’ll notice you don’t hear a single word about our totally incompetent ‘leader’, Biden even though his family is the one with ties to both the Russian and China regimes. Anyone here ever heard of Hunter Biden? Probably not.

And Senza, who was it that sold all the uranium to Russia?

Coinman

You mean the moment he knew the last election was stolen from him, right Sir Kaiser?

Major D

Kaiser,

I know this is a coin site, but I come at it with a sense of history and love of country– which I believe you do as well.

Let’s not forget how Trump treated Gold Star families and his dislike of P.O.W.’s for getting captured (e.g. McCain). And the disrespect he showed by wearing a purple heart- which embodies sacrifice of self for country, something this guy never has and never will do. To him, the purple heart is just a trinket. Oh, and treating the military like his personal property, demanding loyalty to him above the constitution.

Antonio

You forgot about our almost daily carpet bombing of Hanoi during the Vietnam War.

Major D

I’m interested to see how the pre-sale of these coins do compared to NLB. If it equals NLB there will be a lot of inventory in every product available after today. There’s no Privy Dollar here, and the Colorized Dollar is not scheduled yet.

Chris Terp

I am jumping in at Noon to pick some up.

Wonder if they’ll be any website shenanigans that we have seen over previous sales?

Good luck to all acquiring your coins.

Chris Terp

Yepperdoodles. Don’t believe will sell out today but will get mine just in case.

The colorized version may be the one that does sell out.

Chris Terp

I’m getting text notices of Purple Heart coins becoming available today. Good going US Mint, normally I get these texts after the sale has started.

Chris Terp

Got ’em. Easy peasy today 🙂

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Rich

Yeah Chris, it’s real quiet on the Mint’s web site. They didn’t even do a “checking your browser” when entering the site around launch time, so even they probably weren’t expecting any heavy Traffic from The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.

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Chris Terp

Yes Rich, I was waiting to be knocked off site and having to login again but that didn’t happen. Also no Captcha B.S. while login made me feel confident that this day wouldn’t be too difficult.

Chris Terp

You’re a marked man Kaiser. Sure Mint employees / contractors monitor us on this site 😮 😉

Rich

Yeah Chris, he got the special treatment alright, alright.

SENZA

Oh!

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SENZA

Best Friends – they do everything together

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SENZA

Buyers Remorse = when it was just too man easy to give them your money – you have 7 days to act

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Chris Terp

Nah I’m good SENZA, my maternal grandfather was killed in action in WWII and received a Purple Heart. They were a Gold Star family in WWII so something like this is meant for me to keep.

SENZA

Absolutely, I may even pick up a few for my Marines who were put in harms way at Kabul by that walking-brain-dead POS pretending to be a President.

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Coinman

Now you’re talking correctly Senza!

Major D

SENZA,

I guess your Marine friends would be better off still being there as Trump left them? What is behind this absolute love of Trump and tyrants?

SENZA

I’m sure you don’t really mean that……… However, As I have said many times I don’t care for either one of them – that’s the problem the average person is so brainwashed they think there are 2 parties and one is good – there is only one party and the members are greedy and evil. And everyone knows there were some things Trump did right such as gas @ $2.00 and arrange for the withdrawal from Afghanistan that Biden totally screwed up. Trump set a deadline and all Biden had to do was comply with it and he failed to… Read more »

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Rich

Chris, we salute you and your family for their service and sacrifice.

Chris Terp

Thank you Rich – you’re a great American too!

Daniel

Well … with the mint locking in the price of the gold coin a day before a war broke out, I thought I might as well grab a set before gold goes up in value.
Plus, there will probably be some Purple Heart recipients in the coming 12 months, so I might as well get in now.

Rich

Greetings Daniel. Unfortunately, the Mint did raise the prices for the Gold Commemoratives by $12.50 yesterday (2/23/22) since the prior week average gold price landed in $1850 – $1,900 range on the Mint’s Pricing Grid, up from being in the price range of $1,800 – $1,850 the week before that. However, you are probably correct in guessing that the prices will go up another $12.50 next week if the average price of gold makes it to the $1,900 – $1950 range on the grid, which is quite probable since yesterday’s London Fix gold price was $1,904.70 and today’s price is… Read more »

Rich

Right on, Sir Kaiser, Russia is the world’s top producer of Palladium and the world’s second largest producer of Platinum. Last year Russia produced 40% of the global mine production of Palladium and 10% of the global mine production of Platinum. 72% of annual global platinum production comes from South Africa, the world’s top producer of Platinum.

SENZA

“Gold goes up in value”

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Phil

Still sticking to my guns, this commerative along with 99.9% easy to acquire. The colorized one will be the manufactured rarity & that’s basically it. Period

I’m still laughing at the platinum coin I see coming. Turrible! Imo of course. I dun wanna read what a hater I am. Lol

Daniel

LOL. She’s not a looker, that’s for sure. for this release I got a little caught on the hype train and put a 3-coin set + silver proof dollar in the basket. Unfortunately that will probably trip over at customs. For any precious metals not pure (99.5% gold, or 99.9% silver), I pay an extra 10% of duty to bring it in to my country. these “gold” coins are only 90% gold, which is annoying. I know the excuse would be they add copper for strength … but let’s be real … no one is going to be handling these… Read more »

Phil

Kaiser,

I am a superfan of PGM. I want to get a platinum coin, but they all stink, imo. I dove head 1st into Palladium cause Merc design was ‘safe’. The platinum has been weak as long as I can recall. I think it started as a series of 4 regions in the US or something? Now, it’s yard clippings? Lol

Rich

Sir Kaiser, That’s the Way (I Like It).

SENZA

I bought NONEand I am very pleased with my purchase

Rich

Sir Kaiser, that’s Righteous Brother…
If there’s a rock n’ roll heaven
Well you know they’ve got a hell of a band

Antonio

You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling. Now it’s gone, gone, gone….ohohoh. 🙁

Coinman

Same here