Negro Leagues Baseball 2022 Three-Coin Proof Set The Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Coins are being minted in honor of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Negro National League, a professional baseball league formed in response to African-American players being banned from the major leagues.
The obverse features a portrait of player, manager and executive, Andrew “Rube” Foster with his signature. The reverse depicts the gesture of tipping one’s cap, an important sign of respect for players.
The Obverse depicts a pitcher in mid-throw with the baseball in the foreground and baseball stitching as a border. The Reverse depicts a player’s eye view of a pitch being delivered to the catcher at the plate.
The obverse depicts a Negro Leagues tour bus that served as their home on the road when players were refused entry to hotels and restaurants. The batter exemplifies the determination to play the game he loves, regardless of challenging circumstances. The design on the reverse shows a group of five Negro Leagues Baseball players.