American Veterans Silver Medal

Medals
  • Year of Issue: 2019

Background

The American Veterans Silver Medal is being issued in conjunction with the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program.

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Characteristics

The obverse (heads) design portrays a bald eagle spreading its wings as it prepares for flight, suggesting the initiative, determination, and personal courage required by those who choose to serve in our nation’s Armed Forces. The five stars represent the five branches of the U.S. Armed Services.

The reverse (tails) design depicts a field of stars symbolizing all American veterans – past, present, and future. A lone incused star below the field represents the veteran who has made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country. The absence of this star in the field conveys the supreme sense of loss to the nation.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • HONORING AMERICA’S VETERANS

Reverse Inscriptions

  • SERVICE AND SACRIFICE

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

  • Composition: 99.9% Silver
  • Diameter: 1.500 inches (38.10 mm)
  • Weight: 26.730 grams

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse Content last reviewed July 22, 2019

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