World War I Centennial Army Medal

Medals

Background

The World War I Centennial Silver Medals are being issued in conjunction with the congressionally authorized World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. This five-medal program features obverses (heads) and reverse (tails) designs that pay homage to each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces active during World War I.

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Characteristics

The obverse design depicts a soldier cutting through German barbed wire while a second soldier aims a rifle amid a shattered landscape of broken trees and cratered earth. A shell explodes in the distance.

The reverse design features the United States Army emblem, which was also in use during World War I.

Reverse Inscriptions

  • OVER THERE!
  • CENTENNIAL OF WORLD WAR I
  • 2018
  • UNITED STATES ARMY

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

  • Finish: Proof
  • Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
  • Diameter: 1.500 in. (38.10 mm)
  • Weight: 26.730 g

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Sculptor: Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
  • Designer: Emily Damstra, Artistic Infusion Program
Reverse
  • Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
Content last reviewed October 10, 2017

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