2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coins Go On Sale January 6

The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coins and Coin and Medal Sets beginning on January 6 at noon EDT. Production is limited to 50,000 gold coins, 400,000 silver dollars and clad half dollars, and 15,000 sets of the 2022 Proof Silver Dollar Coin and Jackie Robinson Silver Medal Set. The gold coin orders are limited to three pieces per household, while the three-coin set and the coin and medal set have a firm one set order limit.

The 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coins Program was authorized by Public Law 116-209. All designs were created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Designers and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artists.

Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coin Program

$5 Gold Coin Obverse

  • Designer: Laurie Musser
  • Medallic Artist: Phebe Hemphill

The obverse design features a portrait of Negro National League founder Rube Foster with his signature. Inscriptions are “NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “2022,” and “LIBERTY.”

$5 Gold Coin Reverse

  • Designer: Donna Weaver
  • Medallic Artist: Eric David Custer

The reverse design depicts the gesture of tipping one’s cap, an important sign of respect for players. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “THEIR LEGACY PLAYS ON,” “$5,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coin Program

$1 Silver Coin Obverse

  • Designer: Matt Swaim
  • Medallic Artist: Eric David Custer

The design depicts a pitcher in mid-throw with the baseball in the foreground and baseball stitching as a border. Inscriptions are “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “2022,” and “LIBERTY.”

$1 Silver Coin Reverse

  • Designer: Don Everhart
  • Medallic Artist: Craig A. Campbell

The design depicts a player’s eye view of a pitch being delivered to the catcher at the plate. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$1,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

 

Half Dollar Clad Coin Obverse

  • Designer: Chris Costello
  • Medallic Artist: John P. McGraw

The design depicts a Negro Leagues tour bus that served as their home on the road when players were refused entry to hotels and restaurants. The batter exemplifies the determination to play the game he loves, regardless of challenging circumstances. Inscriptions are “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2022,” and “NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL.”

Half Dollar Clad Coin Reverse

  • Designer: Justin Kunz
  • Medallic Artist: Phebe Hemphill

The design shows a group of five Negro Leagues Baseball players. Inscriptions are “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “HALF DOLLAR,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”

“The Negro Leagues Baseball commemorative coin program will celebrate the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America,” said United States Mint Acting Director Ventris Gibson“We hope this program will assist the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in its mission to promote tolerance, diversity, and inclusion.”

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usmintThe US Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
 

1 COMMENT

  1. I was able to snag one of the silver dollars with the privy mark. I was surprised how it took 2 days to sell out, even though they advertised a 20,000 mintage limit. It’s a beautiful coin, and it’s baseball! Plus our Kansas City Monarchs are depicted on the reverse.

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