American Legion 100th Anniversary Silver Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

In 2019, the U.S. Mint released the American Legion 100th Anniversary Silver Dollar 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.

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Recipient Organization: The American Legion

The price of each silver dollar coin includes a surcharge of $10, 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 the American Legion emblem adorned by oak leaves and a lily, commemorating the founding of the American Legion in Paris, France.

The reverse (tails) design represents the founding of the American Legion in Paris in 1919. Above the crossed American and American Legion flags is a fleur de lis and the inscription “100 Years of Service.”

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 2019

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 1919
  • 2019
  • $1
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 99.9% silver
Diameter: 1.500 inches
Weight: 26.730 grams
Mintage Limit: 400,000 across all silver product options

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse

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Content last reviewed February 25, 2021