Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar Ordering Opens March 24

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The United States Mint this past weekend published a release date and coin images of their limited-edition 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar.

Mint 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar - Obverse and Reverse
U.S. Mint images of the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar (obverse and reverse)

Pre-ordering opens for the colorized silver dollar on March 24 at noon Eastern Time. The coin, priced at $95 and limited to 25,000, is one of the eight products to commemorate the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, which was established to recognize the sacrifice of America’s service members who were killed or wounded in action.

Pre-ordering started Feb. 24 for the other seven products, including $5 gold coins, silver dollars and clad half dollars at current prices from $33 to $811.75. Their sales through March 6 are:

  • 2022-W Proof $5 Purple Heart Gold Coin (1,554)
  • 2022-W Uncirculated $5 Purple Heart Gold Coin (949)
  • 2022-W Proof Purple Heart Silver Dollar (23,403)
  • 2022-W Uncirculated Purple Heart Silver Dollar (7,179)
  • 2022-S Proof Purple Heart Half Dollar (11,846)
  • 2022-D Uncirculated Purple Heart Half Dollar (7,309)
  • 2022 Purple Heart Three-Coin Proof Set (2,840)

The Purple Heart colorized silver dollar carries the same designs as the regular silver dollars.

A larger U.S. Mint image of the coin's obverse (heads side)
A larger U.S. Mint image of the coin’s obverse (heads side)

Its difference is the addition of purple shading around the bust of George Washington within the design’s depiction of the Purple Heart medal.

U.S. Mint product images of the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar
U.S. Mint product images of the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar

The shipping date of the colorized coin remains "TBD," as does its limit of one coin per household. The other seven commemorative products are expected to begin shipping on June 8, 2022. They no longer have any household order limits.

Information about the products is available from the U.S. Mint’s page of Purple Heart commemorative coins.

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Rich

This one could probably sell out in 24-30 hours, and it has the nicer, sturdy clam-shell case packaging.

SENZA

25,000 limit 1 per household it could sell out in minutes

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Chris Terp

Yepperdoodles SENZA – minutes 😮

Chris Terp

I think you mean minutes instead of hours Rich 😉

Rich

Chris, to be conservative I think it will sell out sometime during the first 24 hours of sales.

Chris Terp

Yep Rich it’ll sell out that day.

SENZA

Rich,

Congrats you are the unquestionable Winner and Recipient of today’s “First One Done Award” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72PWMeaStY0

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Rich

That’s the Way (I Like It)!

Major D

Get Ready. Get Set. The one we’re all waiting for!

SENZA

Do you hear me now
Uh Huh I think there is plastic wrap in my ear

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c_q

I’ll have to admit the ‘colorization’ on this one does sense for this coin and appears well done but I still will not get one as I am vehemently against owning painted coins (or medals or what have you)

SENZA

I’m happy with the purple cardboard even that’s an improvement but this thing is expensive too, as usual. And only 2 days after the 2nd series of quarters and in the same month as Gold Coins WTF are they trying to break me.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENZA,

If you come clean with them as to what it is you know about Area 52 there will no longer be any need on their part to break you. Just go ahead and spill the beans!

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Antonio

Hey! I like Mr. Bean.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio,

I’m with you there; in fact, Mr. Bean humor is top flight. I just thought that cartoon deserved its rightful place in the Coinnews Hall of Fame.

Kaiser Wilhelm

As does this, one much more indicative of Mr. Bean himself…

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Antonio

He’s a master of comedy. Black Adder always got a good laugh from me.

SENZA

Guys it’s Purple you have to love it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJunCsrhJjg

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Agreed, SENZA; purple, haze or otherwise, is always a great color choice!

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Larry T

c q, I’m with you in reference to ‘painted’ coins. If you’re a PH recipient, then you have the real thing. Why anyone would want to pay $95 for this is a mystery to me. I thought people were complaining about paying $85 for the Morgans and Peace dollars last year. Personally, I’m glad I bought all I could as the ones that didn’t grade MS70 or MS69 are selling for $150. Does anyone here think this commemorative will command a price tag of $165 next year? Also, I’m curious as to how long the ‘colorized’ portion of a coin… Read more »

Major D

Larry T, you make some good points. The 2020 Colorized Basketball Proof $ was sold by the Mint for $95 and had a final mintage of 25,719– and yet can be bought on eBay today for less than the Mint’s asking price. And as far as how long the paint last, I don’t think anyone knows. Still, I’m going to try and buy one anyways….

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D and Larry T,

Excellent and very relevant points on both your parts. We really don’t know how well colorization will stand the test of time; it could last forever or flake off after a number of years. The ostensible reason for the higher $95 price tag is the cost of the outsourcing of the color application process, a task which is clearly not part of the original minting of the coin. Whether or not that will as such carry over into future premium values remains to be seen.

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Allan

Hello Collectors

The Proof Quarter set sold out in 10 min. Hopefully this was only the first batch and more will be made.

Major D

Must have been all the enrollments. Did anyone catch how many were available before the sale started at noon today?

Larry T

With Nickel hitting $100,000/ton today, I wonder if the mint even wants to make more. Certainly they will have to raise the price for the set.I can’t wait to see their pricing for the gold coins with gold at $2058/oz. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I may have gotten a bargain when I bought the 4 coin Gold Proof Set last year for only $5050!

Antonio

When the proof gold Buffalo coin came out, I bought one for $999. What a bargain by today’s prices.

Antonio

That was 16 years ago by the way.

Larry T

Antonio,

Are you referring to the 2006 Gold Proof Buffalo/? I ask because I bought 5 of them and only paid $800 per coin, from the mint. Did you buy one graded PR70? I wanted to buy a sheet of the uncirculated buffaloes (I think there was 15 or 20 coins to the sheet) but decided to wait and see if the price of gold would come down. It never did and the sheets sold out and I’ve been kicking myself ever since! Those Buffalo’s are still my favorite coins.

Antonio

They did do a great job on those ones. I’m happy to see they’re still minted, although at a much lower mintage. I believe you paid this price because of the number of coins you bought, I only bought one. $4000 would have been too much for me. I still have my original receipt from the U.S. Mint. The following year the price went up accordingly. At today’s price of gold an ounce, I still think I got a good deal. Something to add to my retirement.