Five-Star Generals Commemorative Coins
Gold: Features the Leavenworth Lamp, the symbol of the Command and General Staff College.
Silver: Features the Leavenworth Lamp with the heraldic crest of Fort Leavenworth on its side.
Clad: Features the crest of Fort Leavenworth, which includes two banners. An eagle holds one banner that says "Leavenworth." Another banner says "Ad Bellum Pace Parati," which means "Prepared in peace for war."
Gold: Features a portrait of General Douglas MacArthur. The 5-star insignia appears on the right side of the design.
Silver: Features Generals George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The background is striped and the 5-star insignia is shown above their heads.
Clad: Features portraits of Generals Henry "Hap" Arnold and Omar N. Bradley. The 5-star insignia appears above and between their heads.
On three new coins for 2013, five generals who attended or taught at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) of the United States Army are honored. The CGSC was founded 132 years ago in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
These generals’ five portraits are distributed among the front faces (obverses) of the three coins. The designs on the reverses symbolize the CGSC. Surcharges will be paid to help finance the CGSC Foundation’s activities, which support the college.
The CGSC, established in 1881, has helped to educate and train Army officers in times of war and peace. The military training that students received at the college have been key to our nation’s success in many conflicts, which have helped preserve our freedoms and our way of life.
The CGSC is the country’s oldest and largest military staff college. The 5-star generals who attended or taught at CGSC are Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Henry “Hap” Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar N. Bradley.