Why add the 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof Coin NGC PF70 FR to your collection?
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) examined and graded this 2022 Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof Coin at the astounding Proof 70 (PF70) level, the top grade available. This stunning half dollar was issued by the United States Mint to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the professional baseball league, the Negro National League, which allowed African Americans to play at a time when major leagues had banned their participation. No more than 400,000 half dollars will be issued across all half dollar options.
- The coin qualified as a First Releases (FR) designated coin
- This clad coin was struck at the San Francisco Branch of the U.S. Mint and bears its “S” mint mark.
- This is a legal tender fifty cent coin.
Design Honors Negro League Players
Obverse: The obverse of the coin depicts a determined batter in the Negro Leagues. Beneath him is an image of tour bus which stands for the struggle of segregation and racism in this image. Inscriptions include “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2022,” and “NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL.”
Reverse: The reverse of the coin gives us five baseball players in 1920s era uniforms. Inscriptions include “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “HALF DOLLAR,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
The First Releases (FR) designation is awarded to coins that are graded and encapsulated within the first 30 days of their availability. Proof coins offer one of the finest finishes in the field of numismatics. These coins are created using dies and planchets that are specially polished prior to the multi-strike coining process. Finally, the high Proof 70 (PF 70) grade is only awarded to coins that are without blemishes and offer the finest characteristics available.