Negro Leagues Baseball $5 Gold Coin
- Year of Issue: 2022
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 116-209
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In 2022, the U.S. Mint will release the Negro Leagues Baseball $5 Gold Coin as part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coin Program. It celebrates the establishment of the Negro National League, the first successful, organized professional African American baseball league in the United States. The Mint will strike $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half dollar clad coins with different designs as part of the program.
The Negro National League was formed in 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri in response to African American baseball players being banned from the major leagues. Other leagues formed across the country. The leagues changed not only the game of baseball, but also the United States.
Recipient Organization: Negro Leagues Baseball MuseumSurcharges in the amount of $35 for each $5 gold coin sold, $10 for each silver dollar sold, and $5 for each half dollar sold are authorized to be paid to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for educational and outreach programs and exhibits.
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 a portrait of Negro National League founder Rube Foster with his signature.
The reverse (tails) design depicts the gesture of tipping one’s cap, an important sign of respect for players.
- NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- THEIR LEGACY PLAYS ON
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Composition: 90% gold, 6% silver, balance copper
- Diameter: 0.850 inches
- Weight: 0.243 troy oz.
- Mintage Limit: 50,000 across all gold product options
- Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill, Medallic Artist
- Designer: Laurie Musser, Artistic Infusion Program
- Sculptor: Eric David Custer
- Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program