2022-W Negro Leagues Baseball $5 Gold Commemorative Proof Coin OGP


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Why does this $5 gold proof 2022 dated coin commemorating Negro Leagues Baseball belong in your collection of precious metal treasures?

The U.S. Mint’s Commemorative Coin Program for 2022 includes a series of coins dedicated to the Negro National League (NNL), the first successful professional baseball league for African American and Latin American athletes. The NNL was established in 1920, during an era of segregated play of the sport, founded by former baseball player Andrew “Rube” Foster. Foster was posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981, the first pioneer or executive of the NNL to receive such a recognition.

  • This 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Gold Commemorative Coin is a product of the West Point Mint.
  • The coin carries a legal tender value of five U.S. dollars.
  • The coin is minted with a lustrous proof finish.
  • The 21.59 mm diameter coin is struck from 0.243 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold.
  • The coin will arrive in its original Mint package.
  • No more than 50,000 pieces across all $5 gold options will be issued.

Stunning Commemorative Imagery

Obverse: On the obverse, founder of the Negro Nation League, Rube Foster, is depicted, with a replication of his signature located beneath the lapel of his suit jacket. The portrait is accompanied by the inscriptions “NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “2022” and “LIBERTY.”

Reverse: The reverse illustrates a time-honored symbol of respect among baseball players, a hand tipping a cap, beside the phrase “THEIR LEGACY PLAYS ON,” inscribed in Art Deco style typography. Additional inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “$5.”

Gorgeous Proof Coin

This handsome 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball $5 Gold Commemorative Proof Coin is available from ModernCoinMart in its Original Government Packaging. Expect the coin to possess a superior quality strike, featuring exceptionally detailed exceptional frosted design elements with highly polished mirrored backgrounds. The gold proof coin is encapsulated and presented in its original package, which consists of an elegant Mint branded clamshell display case, accompanied by a themed Certificate of Authenticity and an illustrated protective slip cover.

This exciting $5 Gold Commemorative 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball proof coin will be an excellent addition to your collection!

Additional information


U.S. Mint



Country of Manufacture

United States



Edge Design


Metal Type


Mint Mark

West Point

Reverse Designer

Donna Weaver



Strike Type


Metal Content

.24 oz





Issuing Country

United States