American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Proof $5 Gold Coin and The American Legion Centennial Emblem Print
- Coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of The American Legion on March 15, 1919, in Paris, France
- Full color print embossed with gold foil
- Produced by the United States Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing in recognition of the centennial of The American Legion
- Print is only available with the American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof coins
This 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 service to veterans, service members, and communities. The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth. It 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.”
Because of the variability of pricing on the precious metal markets, prices for products containing gold and silver are subject to change.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion with The American Legion Centennial Emblem Print. This vibrant print features embossed gold foil to capture the artistry of the emblem.
Surcharges in the amount of $35 for each $5 gold coin sold are authorized to be paid to The American Legion to support its programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and other purposes specified by the authorizing legislation.
|Composition:||90% Gold, 6% Silver, Balance Copper|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point - W|
|Print Dimensions:||6” x 8”|
|Print Production Facility:||Washington, D.C.|