American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Proof $5 Gold Coinhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/american-legion-100th-anniversary-2019-proof-5-gold-coin-19CJ.html
- Commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of The American Legion on March 15, 1919, in Paris, France
- Minted at the West Point Mint
- Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
This coin program commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of The American Legion on March 15, 1919, by members of the American Expeditionary Forces occupying Europe after World War I. The American Legion’s primary focus is on service to veterans, service members, and communities. The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, Children and Youth, and was incorporated by Congress the same year as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
Join us in celebrating The American Legion’s 100 years of service!
Obverse: The obverse (heads) design commemorates the inception of The American Legion and its mission to serve America and its war veterans. The outer geometric rim design from The American Legion emblem, the Eiffel Tower, and V for victory represent the formation of the organization in Paris in 1919 at the end of World War I. Inscriptions are “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “1919,” and “2019.”
Reverse: The reverse (tails) design depicts a soaring eagle, a symbol of the United States during times of war and peace alike. The American Legion’s emblem is depicted above the eagle. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “$5,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
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|Composition:||90% Gold, 6% Silver, Balance Copper|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point - W|