National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Silver Dollar
In 2022, the U.S. Mint will release the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Silver Dollar 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 colorized silver proof coin. The Purple Heart medal on the obverse will include purple shading around the bust of George Washington. The program also includes a $5 gold coin and a clad half dollar coin with different designs.
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. Five stars represent the five branches of the military.
The reverse (tails) design shows a woman in a World War I helmet as she bandages a wounded soldier on a stretcher. More than 23,000 women nurses served in the Army and Navy during the war.
- COMBAT WOUNDED & KILLED IN ACTION
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES of AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- ONE DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark
- Composition: 99.9% silver
- Finish: uncirculated, proof, colorized proof
- Diameter: 1.500 inches/38.10 mm
- Weight: 0.859 troy oz.
- Mintage Limit: 400,000 across all silver product options
- Sculptor: Eric David Custer
- Designer: Heidi Wastweet, Artistic Infusion Program