Obverse. Photo © United States Mint
  • 1 Dollar 2022, KM# 759, United States of America (USA), 100th Anniversary of the Negro National Baseball League
  • 1 Dollar 2022, KM# 759, United States of America (USA), 100th Anniversary of the Negro National Baseball League
  • 1 Dollar 2022, KM# 759, United States of America (USA), 100th Anniversary of the Negro National Baseball League, Proof with privy mark
Description

The 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coin Program celebrates the establishment of the Negro National League, the first successful, organized professional African American baseball league in the United States. The Mint struck $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 league was formed with former player Rube Foster as its president.

There is also a special privy mark silver dollar available (in Proof finish only). Its obverse includes a privy mark commemorating the 100th anniversary of Negro Leagues Baseball in 2020. The privy mark appears below the pitcher’s knee.

Obverse

Depicts a pitcher in mid-throw with the baseball in the foreground and baseball stitching as a border.

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams, typically of nine players each, that take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat.

Sculptor: Eric David Custer
Designer: Matt Swaim

IN GOD WE TRUST
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2022
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LIBERTY
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Reverse

Depicts a player’s eye view of a pitch being delivered to the catcher at the plate.

The catcher catches pitches that the batter does not hit—as a result of either electing not to swing or failing to connect—and returns them to the pitcher. A batter who hits the ball into the field of play must drop the bat and begin running toward first base, at which point the player is referred to as a runner (or, until the play is over, a batter-runner).

Sculptor: Craig Campbell
Designer: Don Everhart

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA E PLURIBUS UNUM
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Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.099
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Philadelphia Mint (P)

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