American Legion 100th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar Coin
In 2019, the U.S. Mint released the American Legion 100th Anniversary Half Dollar Clad Coin as part of the American Legion 100th Anniversary Coin Program. The program includes a $5 gold coin, $1 silver coin, and half dollar clad coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.
The American Legion is a non-partisan organization founded in 1919. It is the nation’s largest veterans group, with nearly two million members in more than 12,000 posts throughout the United States.
Recipient Organization: The American LegionThe price of each clad half dollar coin includes a surcharge of $5, which the law authorizes to be paid to The American Legion to support the Legion’s programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and other purposes specified by the authorizing legislation.
Commemorative Coin SurchargesCommemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.
CharacteristicsThe obverse (heads) design depicts two children standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the little girl proudly wearing her grandfather’s old American Legion hat.
The reverse (tails) design completes the phrase from the obverse “I pledge allegiance to the flag… of the United States of America.” The design depicts an American Flag waving atop a high flagpole as seen from the children’s point-of-view from the ground below. The American Legion’s emblem is featured just above the flag.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG…
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- HALF DOLLAR
- . . .OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Mint and Mint Mark
SpecificationsComposition: 8.33% nickel, balance copper
Diameter: 1.205 inches
Weight: 11.340 grams
Mintage Limit: 750,000