United States Army Commemorative Coins
Gold: The design is based on the official U.S. Army emblem. The emblem includes the inscription "This We'll Defend," the U.S. Army's motto.
Silver: The design symbolizes the seven core values of this branch of the U.S. military. The design features an image of the Great Seal of the United States, worn on uniforms since the early 1800s. Encircling the seal, the core values are listed: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.
Clad: Features a Continental soldier, which symbolizes the U.S. Army's role, as the inscription states, as the first in service to the nation. Above the soldier, 13 stars represent the original colonies.
Gold: The design represents the U.S. Army's service in times of war. The soldiers symbolize, from left to right, the continental, Civil War, modern, World War II, and World War I eras.
Silver: Depicts the busts of a male and female soldier, symbolizing the U.S. Army's worldwide service in the 21st century.
Clad: Features three images of U.S. Army service during peacetime. From left to right, a soldier does surveying work, two servicemen build a flood wall, and a Redstone Army rocket (used during early space exploration) takes off.
These three coins recognize and celebrate the founding of the United States Army at the time of the Revolutionary War in 1775. The designs represent the traditions, history, and heritage of the U.S. Army and its role in American society from the colonial period to today.
The U.S. Army has helped to protect and defend freedom throughout our history. More than 30 million American men and women have answered the call to faithfully serve the American people as U.S. Army personnel at home and abroad.