In this past week when our nation celebrated the birthday of America’s first president, George Washington, a first-of-its-kind tribute to our Purple Heart heroes is being released by the United States Mint.

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins – a limited-edition legal tender three-coin set – pay tribute to America’s combat wounded and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, through a series of powerfully detailed coins.

The U.S. Mint coin program will support the work of the National Purple Heart Honor Mission and ensure our heroes’ sacrifices are never forgotten.

Col. Russell Vernon (U.S. Army, Ret.), executive director for the National Purple Heart Honor Mission, is available for phone or Zoom interviews to talk about the historical significance of this first-of-its-kind tribute, and how these coins will help the national non-profit organization tell stories of valor and sacrifice to communities across the nation.

Full details about this unique tribute to our Purple Heart heroes can be found HERE at

Full details on the elements of the gold coin’s design can be found HERE at, elements for the silver coin’s design can be found HERE at design and elements of the clad coin’s design can be found HERE at clad


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