World War I Centennial Navy Medal
The World War I Centennial Silver Medals were issued in conjunction with the congressionally authorized World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. The obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs of these medals honor each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces active in World War I.
Coin CharacteristicsThe obverse design depicts a U.S. Navy destroyer on escort duty after deploying a depth charge in defense of a convoy. Above, kite balloons provide Navy personnel a platform to spot submarines and other dangers. The inscription "OVER THERE!" is at the bottom of the design.
The reverse design features an Officer’s Cap Device* used in World War I.
*Note: An official, uniform seal of the United States Navy had not been adopted at the time of World War I.
- OVER THERE!
- UNITED STATES NAVY
- CENTENNIAL OF WORLD WAR I
Mint and Mint Mark
- Finish: Proof
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Diameter: 1.500 in. (38.10 mm)
- Weight: 26.730 g
- Renata Gordon, Sculptor-engraver