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2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Coin Designs Revealed

The United States Mint joined the National Purple Heart Honor Mission on Veterans Day to unveil designs for the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor commemorative coins. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor collects, preserves, and shares the stories of courage and sacrifice among Purple Heart recipients. The Purple Heart is awarded to those who have been wounded or killed by enemy action while serving in the US military.

2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Designs ($ 5 gold coin, silver dollar, and plated half dollar)

The coins authorized under public law 116-247 will be minted in collector’s qualities of proof and stamp and will be offered from January 6th in gold, silver and plated options for a total of 6 unique versions.

“The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Program will honor the extraordinary sacrifices so many have made,” said Acting Director of the US Mint, Ventris Gibson. “We hope this program will assist the National Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc. in their efforts to collect, preserve, and share the stories of all Purple Heart recipients.”

The program is limited to a maximum minting of 50,000 $ 5 gold coins, 400,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 plated half dollars.

The following are the line drawings and descriptions of the coin designs published by the US Mint.

$ 5 gold coin designs

The design on the front (heads) shows the Purple Heart medal with the inscriptions “LIBERTY”, “IN GOD WE TRUST”, “THE PURPLE HEART”, “2022” and “A GRATEFUL NATION HONORS AND REMEMBERS”.

2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins worth $ 52022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins worth $ 5

The design on the back (tails) places George Washington’s signature below the badge for military merit and above a textured stripe. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “1782”, “BADGE OF MILITARY MERIT”, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “FIVE DOLLARS”.

Obverse artist Reverse artist
Designer: Donna Weber Designer: Donna Weber
Sculptor: Joseph Menna Sculptor: John P. McGraw

Silver dollar designs

The design shows the Purple Heart medal with the inscriptions “COMBAT WOUNDED & KILLED IN ACTION”, “LIBERTY”, “1932”, “2022” and “IN GOD WE TRUST”. Five stars represent the branches of the military.

2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Silver Dollar Designs2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Silver Dollar Designs

The motif shows a nurse in a World War I helmet bandaging a wounded soldier on a stretcher. More than 23,000 nurses served in the Army and Navy during the war. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES of AMERICA”, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “ONE DOLLAR”.

Obverse artist Reverse artist
Designer: Heidi Wastweet Designer: Heidi Wastweet
Sculptor: Eric David Custer Sculptor: Craig A. Campbell

Half dollar designs

The motif shows a figure in military uniform and combat boots with crutches. The left leg was amputated from the thigh down. The negative space below shows the missing leg in silhouette. The Purple Heart medal appears behind the figure and the words “ALL GAVE SOME” are below the composition. The background field has a subtle flag motif. Additional inscriptions are “IN GOD WE TRUST”, “LIBERTY” and “2022”.

2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Half Dollar Designs2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Half Dollar Designs

The design shows a young boy holding a recruited marine’s cap. The silhouette of a Marine in Dress Blues stands behind him in the negative space, emphasizing the loss that affects the families of the Purple Heart recipients. The inscription “SOME GAVE ALL” is in the negative area around the boy in the lower half. The front side background field flag motif is repeated. Additional inscriptions are “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “HALF DOLLAR”.

Obverse artist Reverse artist
Designer: Beth Zaiken Designer: Beth Zaiken
Sculptor: Craig A. Campbell Sculptor: John P. McGraw

Surcharges and other commemorative coin program 2022

Prices for the commemorative coins are still to be published.

The Enabling Act requires additional surcharges of $ 35 per gold coin, $ 10 per silver dollar, and $ 5 per half dollar plated. If the coins generate a profit, the earned supplements are to be paid to the non-profit National Purple Heart Honor Mission to support their mission and to improve the facilities of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor.

Current law provides for two US Mint commemorative coin programs each year. The other 2022 program includes coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues Baseball.

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