World War I Centennial Navy Medal

Medals

Background

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.

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Coin Characteristics

The 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.

 

Obverse Inscriptions

  • OVER THERE!

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES NAVY
  • 2018
  • CENTENNIAL OF WORLD WAR I

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 Reverse Content last reviewed October 10, 2017

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