The United States Mint is opening pre-ordering today at noon ET for their limited-edition 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar.
This coin has a low product cap of 25,000, a household limit of one for the first 24 hours, and a short sales window of 30 days, ending at 3 p.m. on April 25, or until the product limit is reached.
The colorized silver dollar continues the U.S. Mint’s 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Program that debuted in February with non-colorized $5 gold coins, silver dollars, clad half-dollars, and a three-coin set.
All are struck to honor 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. Accordingly, the dollar’s $95 price includes a surcharge of $10 that, after associated costs are covered, will 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.
Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar Designs
This coin bears the same imagery as found on the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Silver Dollars which went on sale last month, with one major exception — the purple heart medal depicted on the obverse (heads side) contains purple shading around the bust of George Washington.
Obverse inscriptions include "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.
United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designer Heidi Wastweet created the design. It was sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Eric David Custer.
The dollar’s reverse (tails side) design was also created by Wastweet. It offers the likeness of a nurse in a World War I helmet as she bandages a wounded service member on a stretcher. Reverses inscriptions include "UNITED STATES of AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "ONE DOLLAR." Sculpting was completed by United States Mint Medallic Artist Craig A. Campbell.
Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar Specifications
|Weight:||0.859 troy oz.|
|Diameter:||1.500 inches/38.10 mm|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point – W|
When pre-ordering opens at noon, the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar may be purchased from the Mint’s online store of commemoratives. The other Purple Heart coins are also still available from this location.
Shipping of the commemoratives is scheduled to begin on June 8, 2022. The colorized coin will arrive in a U.S. Mint clamshell case with a purple cardboard sleeve and a certificate of authenticity.