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.
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