American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Proof Clad Half Dollar and The American Legion Centennial Emblem Printhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/american-legion-100th-anniversary-2019-proof-clad-half-dollar-and-the-american-legion-centennial-emblem-print-19XA5.html
- 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, depicts two children standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the little girl proudly wearing her grandfather’s old American Legion hat. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “2019,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG…”
Reverse: The reverse (tails) design completes the phrase from the obverse “….OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The design depicts an American Flag waving atop a high flagpole as seen from the children’s point-of-view from the ground below. The American Legion’s emblem is featured just above the flag. Additional inscriptions are “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “HALF DOLLAR.”
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 $5 per 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:||8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||San Francisco - S|
|Print Dimensions:||6” x 8”|
|Print Production Facility:||Washington, D.C.|