American Legion 100th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coins

Background

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. Learn more about the American Legion 100th Anniversary Coin Program.

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Recipient Organization: The American Legion

The 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 Surcharges

Commemorative 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.

Characteristics

The 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.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • 2019
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG…

Reverse Inscriptions

  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • HALF DOLLAR
  • . . .OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 8.33% nickel, balance copper
Diameter: 1.205 inches
Weight: 11.340 grams
Mintage Limit: 750,000

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse Content last reviewed August 29, 2018

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