National Purple Heart Hall of Honor $5 Gold Coin
In 2022, the U.S. Mint will release the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor $5 Gold Coin as part of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Program. It honors the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, an institution that commemorates the extraordinary sacrifice of U.S. servicemembers who have been awarded the Purple Heart. The Mint will also strike a silver dollar coin and a clad half dollar coin with different designs as part of the program.
On May 28, 1932, 136 World War I veterans became the first recipients of the Purple Heart. Since then, it has been awarded to an estimated 1.8 million servicemen and servicewomen. The Purple Heart is currently awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces who has been wounded or killed by enemy action.
Recipient Organization: National Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc.Surcharges in the amount of $35 for each $5 gold coin sold, $10 for each silver dollar sold, and $5 for each clad half dollar sold are authorized to be paid to the National Purple Heart Honor Mission, Inc., to support its mission and capital improvements to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor facilities.
Commemorative Coin Surcharges
Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.
The obverse (heads) design features the Purple Heart medal.
The reverse (tails) design places George Washington’s signature under the Badge of Military Merit and over a textured stripe.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- THE PURPLE HEART
- A GRATEFUL NATION HONORS AND REMEMBERS
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- BADGE OF MILITARY MERIT
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- FIVE DOLLARS
Mint and Mint Mark
- Composition: 90% gold, 6% silver, balance copper
- Finish: uncirculated, proof
- Diameter: 0.850 inches
- Weight: 0.243 troy oz.
- Mintage Limit: 50,000 across all gold product options