The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released candidate images for the 2022 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor commemorative coins. The law authorizing the coins was passed late last year. In detail, the law states that no more than 50,000 of the $5 gold coins will be produced. Additionally, the $1 silver coin will be limited to a production of 400,000 while the clad Half Dollar will have a production limit of 750,000. There are no requirements other than the usual United States coinage language around the designs for these coins. This means the Mint has some latitude in that it could make these a colorized commemorative coin for example.
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor offers visitors an incredible journey through military history as well as reminders of human sacrifice and the cost of freedom. It is located in New Windsor, New York.
Here are the design candidates being considered by CCAC for the commemorative coins.
Final designs for the commemorative coins will be announced later this year with production set to begin in 2022 as part of the normal annual United States Mint commemoratives releases.
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all U.S. coins and medals. The CCAC serves as an informed, experienced and impartial resource to the Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens and collectors.