WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) released the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and American Veterans Silver Medal Set (product code 19CQ) on May 20 at noon EDT.
Priced at $99.95, this special set consists of one American Legion Proof Silver Dollar and one American Veterans Silver Medal, both of which contain 99.9 percent silver, and production is limited to 10,000 units. The medal will be struck in silver only for this set and will not be struck in silver again. A bronze version of the medal is expected to be available in the future. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each set.
The obverse (heads) of the silver dollar depicts The American Legion emblem adorned by oak leaves and a lily, commemorating the founding of The American Legion in Paris, France. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “2019,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.” The reverse (tails) design also represents the founding of The American Legion in Paris in 1919. Above the crossed American and American Legion flags is a fleur de lis and the inscription “100 YEARS OF SERVICE.” Additional inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1919,” “2019,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
The obverse design of the silver medal portrays a bald eagle spreading its wings as it prepares for flight, suggesting the initiative, determination, and personal courage required by those who choose to serve in our Nation’s Armed Forces. The five stars represent the five branches of the U.S. Armed Services. The inscription “HONORING AMERICA’S VETERANS” encircles the design. The reverse design depicts a field of stars symbolizing all American veterans – past, present, and future. A lone incused star below the field represents the veteran who has made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country. The absence of this star in the field conveys the supreme sense of loss to the Nation. The inscription “SERVICE AND SACRIFICE” is featured.
Public Law 115–65 authorized the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program. Coin prices include surcharges of $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each $1 silver coin, and $5 for each half-dollar coin. Surcharges collected from all coin sales are authorized to be paid to the American Legion to support the Legion’s programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and other purposes specified by the authorizing legislation.
The Mint accepts orders at catalog.usmint.gov/ and 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Visit catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html for information about shipping options.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of May 20, 2019, at noon EDT.