Legislation authorizing a three-coin commemorative application in 2022 to honor the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor was signed into law Dec. 22 by President Trump.
H.R. 1830 was released March 18, 2019, from the House by Rep. Sean Maloney, D-N.Y. The Senate approved the legislation Nov. 16, 2020, with an amendment altering the surcharge receiver.
The legislation requires that the creation and launch blended in Proof and Uncirculated variations of around 50,000 gold 5 coins, 400,000 silver dollars and 750,000 copper-nickel clad half dollars.
Surcharges of $35, $10 and $5, should be added to the price of every coin, respectively.
Web surcharges, following the Mint has recouped all its own production and related costs, are to be paid”into the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc., to support the mission of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc., such as funding improvements into the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.”
The hall is located at New Windsor, New York.
The awards were fabric badges.
The very first official awards have been awarded in 1917 to U.S. military personnel wounded or killed during World War I.