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2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program – Proof Silver Dollar (MOH3)

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The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Fewer than 3,500 Medals of Honor have ever been awarded. It is presented to a person who distinguishes him or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while:

  • engaged in action against an enemy of the United States;
  • engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or
  • serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

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The silver dollar coin designs convey the patriotism of Medal of Honor recipients.

The design on the obverse of this proof silver dollar depicts the three current Army, Navy and Air Force Medals of Honor, left to right.  The ribbon with field of stars in the center is the common feature of all three medals, reflecting the joint nature of modern era warfare and the fact that the Medal of Honor is the only U.S. military medal worn around the neck.  Inscriptions are LIBERTY, 1861-2011, IN GOD WE TRUST, and MEDAL OF HONOR.

The reverse design depicts a contemporary infantry soldier carrying a wounded soldier to safety under enemy fire, reflecting the courage and self-sacrifice of all Medal of Honor recipients.  Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM.  This image conveys the patriotism of Medal of Honor recipients, as well as the criteria established by Congress in 1963 requiring that all Medals of Honor be awarded only for heroic action in combat.

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The 2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar is limited to 500,000 coins (across all product options).

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Public Law 111-91, signed into law by President Barack Obama on November 6, 2009, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue commemorative coins in recognition and celebration of the establishment of the Medal of Honor in 1861. It is America’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It also honors the American military men and women who have been recipients of the Medal of Honor, and promotes awareness of what the Medal of Honor represents and how ordinary Americans, through courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism, can challenge fate and change the course of history.

Surcharges from the sale of these coins are authorized to be paid to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to help finance its educational, scholarship and outreach programs.

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To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of February 25, 2011, at 12:00 Noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card has expired by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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