November 18, 2019

Commemorative Coin Program

A CENTURY OF STRENGTHENING OUR NATION

The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Today, those pillars remain at the Legion’s core as the organization continues its commitment to our Nation’s veterans, its servicemembers, their families, the youth of America, and ordinary citizens. The United States Mint is proud to mark The American Legion’s extraordinary milestone—a century of dedication—with a new ensemble of commemorative coins.

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2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Three Coin Proof Set

Beautifully packaged and display ready, this elegant proof set includes a silver dollar produced at the Philadelphia Mint, a $5 gold coin produced at the West Point Mint, and a half dollar produced at the San Francisco Mint.  This proof set celebrates the Legion's founding a century ago, along with its core principles, with richly detailed designs from United States Mint artists and sculptor-engravers.

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2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

Struck in 99.9 percent fine silver at the Philadelphia Mint, the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar honors the founding of The American Legion in Paris, France.  The obverse design features the Legion's emblem surrounded by oak leaves and a lily.  The inscription "LIBERTY" floats above the emblem, while the reverse design carries the inscription "100 YEARS OF SERVICE" over the crossed flags of the United States and The American Legion

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2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Proof Five-Dollar Gold Coin

The symbolic obverse of the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Proof Five-Dollar Gold Coin tells the story of the Legion's founding.  The American Legion emblem, Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower, and a V for "Victory" represent the Legion's inception in Paris after World War I, while the inscription "1919" marks the year of inception.  The reverse showcases a soaring eagle, a symbol of the United States during times of war and peace alike, and the emblem of the Legion.

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2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Proof Half Dollar

The proof half dollar in The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program features an obverse design that salutes the organization's commitment to veterans, Americnism, and children and youth.  The imagery depicts children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, with the girl wearing her grandfather's old American Legion hat.  The inscription "I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG..." is included on the obverse and continued on the reverse with "...OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

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