United States Mint to Unveil Designs for Commemorative Coin Honoring World War I Vets

September 25, 2017


The United States Mint will unveil the winning designs in the World War I Centennial 2018 Commemorative Coin Design Competition on Monday, Oct. 9th, opening day of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The designs will be featured on the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) of the WWI Centennial Silver Dollar scheduled for release in January 2018.


  • Thomas Johnson, Chief of Corporate Communications, United States Mint
  • Ryan McCarthy, Under Secretary of the Army
  • Col. Robert J. Dalessandro, USA (Ret.), Chairman, U.S. World War I
    Centennial Commission


Monday, Oct. 9th, 12:30 p.m. (ET)


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
AUSA National Meeting Press Operations Briefing Studio (Room 140B)
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Authorized by the World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 113–212), the United States Mint will mint and issue silver $1 coins in recognition of the100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I. A surcharge of $10 collected from the sale of each coin is authorized to be paid to the United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars to assist the World War I Centennial Commission in commemorating the centenary of World War I.”

The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.  Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers. The Mint is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017 (#USMint225).


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