Final Day for U.S. Mint 2022 Commemorative Coins

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Today, Dec. 28, is the final day to order United States Mint commemorative coins honoring the establishment of the Negro National League and the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

CoinNews photos 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar
These CoinNews photos show both sides of a 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Colorized Silver Dollar

Coins from the pair of commemorative programs include $5 gold, silver dollar and clad half-dollar options in collector proof and uncirculated qualities.

Each program has products that have sold out or are no longer available, like the more limited colorized 2002-W Proof National Purple Heart Silver Dollar and the privy-marked 2022-P Proof Negro Leagues Baseball Silver Dollar.

CoinNews photo 2022-P Proof Negro Leagues Baseball Silver Dollar with Privy Mark
This CoinNews photo shows privy-marked 2022-P Proof Negro Leagues Baseball Silver Dollars (obverse and reverse side).

As typical for commemoratives, those composed from silver and struck in proof finish have the highest sales.

Latest Sales and Pricing

The following tables show prices and the latest sales for each product. The sales are through Dec. 25.

2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins
Sales Price Available
2022-W Purple Heart Colorized Silver Dollar 24,908 $95.00 No
2022-W Proof $5 Gold Coin 2,766 $661.75 Yes
2022-W Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin 1,667 $651.75 Yes
2022-W Proof Silver Dollar 48,247 $79.00 Yes
2022-W Uncirculated Silver Dollar 14,266 $74.00 Yes
2022-S Proof Half Dollar 22,779 $40.00 Yes
2022-D Uncirculated Half Dollar 12,404 $38.00 Yes
2022 Three-Coin Proof Set 4,880 $775.00 Yes

 

2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coins
Sales Price Available
2022-W Proof $5 Gold Coin 1,521 $661.75 Yes
2022-W Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin 1,505 $651.75 No
2022-P Proof Silver Dollar with Privy Mark 19,675 $85.00 No
2022-P Proof Silver Dollar 22,576 $79.00 Yes
2022-P Uncirculated Silver Dollar 8,345 $74.00 Yes
2022-S Proof Half Dollar 19,012 $40.00 No
2022-D Uncirculated Half Dollar 9,689 $38.00 Yes
2022 Three-Coin Proof Set 3,813 $775.00 Yes
2022 Silver Dollar & Medal Set 10,668 $135.00 No

 

Prices for the products includes surcharges in the amounts $35 for the gold coins, $10 for the silver dollars and $5 for the clad half dollars.

Net surcharges for the Purple Heart coins are to be paid to the National Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc., to support its mission, including capital improvements to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor facilities. Those for the Negro Leagues coins are to be paid to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to aid in its mission to promote tolerance, diversity, and inclusion.

Ordering

For more information or to place orders, visit the Mint’s store for commemorative products.

The coins go off-sale at 11:59 PM ET.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

At 11:59 P.M. tonight December 28, 2022, all the remaining commemorative coins for this past year will begin their inevitable journey to the melting pot, but most unfortunately not that storied one that made our country so varied and great.

Domenic Vaiasicca

I dunno….i kinda wish ALL precious metal coins, silver, gold, etc…with this years date stopped sales at end of year. I find it absurd that the previous years remain available……and it seems most importantly, returnable. That would make mintage numbers more accurate sooner. The mint seems to have crappy accounting of mintages as it is, always fluctuating for months…….if not longer.

Major D

I totally agree Domenic. Unfortunately, the Mint isn’t in the business to help collectors with lower mintages- it’s in the business of making a profit by selling as much as it can. The reason that commemorative coins are only available for a one-year period is because it is written into the authorizing legislation provided by Congress for each commemorative coin. What will it take for Congress to provide that same limitation for ALL coins sold by the Mint? And what would that do to the Mint’s profits? I could see a potential situation where the Mint is directed by Congress… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

We have to bear in mind, Major D and Domenic Vaiasicca, that minting coins for collectors is last on the priority list of the Mint’s legally mandated production. Circulating coinage for the Federal Reserve and bullion coinage for its Authorized Distributors both take precedence over specifically collectable coins. As for how long the Mint continues to make any particular non-commemorative collectable coin and what the time frame is for returning coins to the Mint, from what I have observed those limits are set entirely at the discretion of Mint Management.

Domenic Vaiasicca

I just see no accountability with the mint as far a providing accurate mintages…..especially when some have their numbers change monthly….then….almost a year later. Such as the case with my 13 month later delivery of of my morgans…..long thought lost and refunded……appearing out of nowhere. HOW does the mint account for lost, found, returned, refunded damaged, damaged exchanged, refunded lost etc etc. By cutting the sales window to end of year, it would help provide more accountibility in my opinion.

Major D

For what it’s worth Domenic, I find very little difference in values between mintages separated by 20,000+/- so I wouldn’t sweat a few hundred added here or there. I don’t know how the Mint does it’s accounting, but my hunch is that it has coins at its coin store in Wash DC and gift shops in Philly and Denver (and who knows where else?) with sales that are accounted for long afterwards.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Domenic Vaiasicca,
I think you’ve just provided another excellent example courtesy of the Mint regarding the type of operation that would help account for the origin of the old expression “good enough for government work.”

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Antonio

Great demonstration of how it goes. I worked for the civil service for a number of years and can attest to this. Lazy comes to mind.

Rich

Looks like the Negro Leagues Baseball (NLB) $5 Gold and $1 Silver Commemorative coins made it a complete sweep with the lowest mintages for the entire Modern Commemorative Coin Program series (1983-2022). Here are the latest sales figures (as of 12/25/2022): 2022 NLB $5 Gold Uncirculated = 1,505 (#1 lowest mintage $5 Gold Uncirculated coin) 2022 NLB $5 Gold Proof = 5,334 (#1 lowest mintage $5 Gold Proof) 2022 NLB $1 Silver Uncirculated = 8,345 (#1 lowest mintage $1 Silver Uncirculated coin) 2022 NLB – 100 Privy Mark $1 Silver Proof = 19,675 (#1 lowest mintage $1 Silver Proof coin)… Read more »

Major D

Hi Rich, thanks for the update. I’d say the 2022 NLB $5 Gold Uncirculated, NLB $5 Gold Proof, and NLB $1 Silver Proof Privy are all locks for lowest in their respective category. But the verdict is still out on the NLB $1 Silver Uncirculated based on number still available- there’s still a chance it could come in second to the 2021 National Law Enforcement $1 Silver Uncirculated. It’s highly doubtful as 1,077 coins separate them right now, but still mathematically possible as there are 2,515 available as of 7 pm.

Major D

Rich, I believe your list of NLB sweep stands. In addition, I believe the 2022 NLB clad uncirculated Half is also the lowest mintage ever in its category. Looking forward to seeing the sales report ending Jan 1.

Rich

Yes, Major D, the US Mint Numismatic Products Cumulative Sales Figures through week ending January 1, 2023 will indeed be interesting to see. I have not tracked the mintage/sales figures for the Modern Clad Commemoratives, so I defer to you on those mintage numbers.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich,
I wonder if the concept of low mintage coins earning premiums on their resale via the secondary market applies to commemorative coins as consistently and as significantly as it is does to non-commemorative coins.

Rich

Sir Kaiser, in general your perception is correct in your concept not applying to Modern Commemorative coins as it does to American Eagle and American Buffalo coins.

Dazed and Coinfused

Would the low mint NBL really be of value, or any coin like it? I mean low mintage is rare bit doesn’t always mean collectible or valuable. If they made them til the cows came home (IOW, one per person per order with a couple extra made for retail or wholesale) and that is all the demand they drew, why would they be worth anything in the future other than melt. And with the huge mint markup it would take forever to recoup. There aren’t many Roman empire or cleopatra coins etc, but you can find them relatively cheap. What… Read more »

Dazed and Coinfused

The government has a long track record of being horrible with money. 87,000 irs agents to be hired. Maybe they squeeze a couple bucks from a company that pays no taxes like apple and Microsoft etc. But most likely will end up just making 20 to 30 high paying oversight job positions (irs supervisor of x democrat ran state, or y democrat ran regional office) for their friends and donors. They should have hired 87,000 border guards. Instead of 1 or 2 companies paying a few cent more in tax, the gubmint has allowed over 2 million illegals and at… Read more »

Major D

Glad to see that the 2022 NPH Colorized Silver $ resolved itself with an under-the-limit mintage of 24,908 with the latest 12-25 sales report

Kaiser Wilhelm

With 96 of the 2022 NPH Colorized Silver Dollars returned at the very last moment.

Major D

IDK Kaiser, why would someone return something that is sold out, in demand, and selling at auction for much more than the original purchase price? I have to believe it’s more likely screwy accounting.

Major D

As a collector I always appreciate and hope for low mintages for the coins that I buy. However, with the lower mintages come lower total revenue (from surcharges) for the NPH Hall of Honor and NLB Museum- so that aspect is sad to see.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Unfortunately this appears to be a situation where there can be only one winner.

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Kia99

Happy New Year to you all. Hope you find fun coins to enjoy and fun things to share about them this coming year!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Thanks for the thoughtful wishes, Kia 99, and likewise in all regards and aspects to you!

Kaiser Wilhelm

A very Happy “German-American” New Year to you and our fellow collectors here!

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Antonio

I had a couple of nice bratwurst and red cabbage to celebrate. Also a glass of HB beer.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Sounds absolutely scrumptious, Antonio, and with a delicious Berliner (Deutschland) aka [Faschings]Krapfen (Oesterreich) for dessert.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Can’t forget the beverage, of course…

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Antonio

No dessert for me.

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Rich

Reminds me of “Ich bin ein Berliner“…

Kaiser Wilhelm

You know, Good Sir Rich, there have undoubtedly been some days when I have felt like a jelly donut.

Antonio

I may be out of it here, but I regret the 2022-S proof Morgan and Peace dollars not being minted. That’s what I regret about 2022.

Rich

Hi Antonio, sounds like you had a pretty good year in 2022!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Good Sir Rich and Antonio, we all have things we regret and we all have things to be grateful for. May the latter outweigh the former for all of us in 2023!

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Antonio

I did. Other than the nonissued proof Morgan and Peace dollars, I received everything I wanted from the Mint.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Antonio and Good Sir Rich, I missed out only on the Maya Angelou AWQ 3 Roll Set due to not putting in for a subscription in time. My fault alone.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

What if, Antonio, you had received the “non-issued proof Morgan and Peace dollars”? Would you then indeed have or not have a couple of silver coins?

Kaiser Wilhelm

On further thought, I suppose it would have a lot to do with which corner of the quantum multiverse you happened to be occupying.

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Kia99

To receive coins that have not been minted sounds more like an issuance of crypto-currency than a quantum conundrum of super-positioned existential states whose only test of reality would be the opening of the package and immediately allowing the air coins to vanish.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Right off the bat, Kia99, I very much appreciate the revelatory crypto-currency reference since it puts to rest a certain quandary I’ve quite awhile been more than a little puzzled about; essentially, it’s now more than merely apparent it won’t be long before that entire quasi-financial fantasy goes poof. The super-positioned existential states, on the other hand, assuming that they are in fact neither Red nor Blue nor especially large and powerful, allow for the delivery of non-minted coins in perfect condition in a delightfully timely manner. And, similarly to the fate of the perpetually unfortunate feline of Schrodinger fame,… Read more »

steve

Antonio, I do believe the mint will issue the proof Morgan and Peace Dollars this year 2023.

Kaiser Wilhelm

It sure looks like it, steve, unless the Mint pulls a last minute 180 on us.