President Trump signed into law Dec. 4 laws to get a three-coin commemorative plan for 2022 indicating the 2020 centennial anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League for baseball.

Legislation that became Public Law 116-209 was released at the House July 30, 2019, by Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver II, D-Missouri. The Senate voted its approval Nov. 16, 2020, together with the invoice delivered to the White House for the president’s trademark.

Public Law 116-209 authorizes the joint production in Proof and Uncirculated variations of no longer than 50,000 gold 5 coins, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 copper-nickel half bucks.

Surcharges of $35, $10 and $5 should be inserted, respectively into the cost of this gold 5 coinsilver dollar and clad half dollar, respectively.

Following the United States Mint recoups all its manufacturing and associated expenses, internet surcharges should be paid”into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for instructional and outreach programs and displays.”

The museum has been founded in 1990 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Negro Leagues were created from segregation yet would eventually become a driving force for societal change in the USA. Jackie Robinson, a military veteran and former member of the Negro Leagues’ Kansas City Monarchs, could split Major League Baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, paving the way for additional African American and Hispanic baseball players.