A friendly reminder to those still considering picking up one or some of the 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball commemoratives being offered by the United States Mint. The introductory pricing that is available now will be ending on February 7th. If you are wanting to pick up one of these beautiful coins honoring the Negro Leagues, now is the time to do it. Pricing will increase by $5-10 depending on the product on February 8th.
The Negro Leagues of baseball was founded in 1920 in response to players of color not being allowed to play in the Major Leagues of Baseball. The league produced some of the greatest baseball players in history including Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe, and of course Jackie Robinson. Robinson became the first player of color in 1947 to play in the Major Leagues. The Negro Leagues continued until 1960 which, by that point, MLB had nearly fully integrated. In December 2020, the leagues were recognized as a Major League of baseball, meaning all of the stats and records of the Negro Leagues will now be part of Major League Baseball’s stats and records. Previously, they were separate.
The law authorizing the 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball commemorative coins was sign in December 2020.
Here is a listing of the coins and the introductory pricing that is available through February 7th.
- $5 Gold Proof Coin (50,000 mintage limit across all products) – $674.00
- Half Dollar Proof Clad (400,000 mintage limit across all products) – $35.00
- Dollar Silver Proof (400,000 mintage limit across all products) – $74.00
- Proof Silver Dollar Coin and Jackie Robinson Silver Medal Set (15,000 production limit) – $135.00
- Proof Silver Dollar with 100th Anniversary Privy Mark (20,000 production limit) – $85.00
- Three-Coin Proof Set (5,000 production limit) – $787.25
- $5 Gold Uncirculated Coin (50,000 mintage limit across all products) – $664.00
- Half Dollar Uncirculated Clad (400,000 mintage limit across all products) – $33.00
- Dollar Silver Uncirculated (400,000 mintage limit across all products) – $69.00