This product includes an American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar and an American Veterans Silver Medal. This medal will be available in silver, only in this set, though it is expected to be available in bronze beginning sometime in 2020.
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 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 depicts The American Legion emblem adorned by oak leaves and a lily, commemorating the founding of The American Legion in Paris, France. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “2019,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
Reverse: The reverse (tails) design represents the founding of The American Legion in Paris in 1919. Above the crossed American and American Legion flags is a fleur de lis and the inscription “100 YEARS OF SERVICE.” Additional inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “1919,” “2019,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Obverse: This design portrays a bald eagle spreading its wings as it prepares for flight, suggesting the initiative, determination, and personal courage required by those who choose to serve in our Nation’s Armed Forces. The five stars represent the five branches of the U.S. Armed Services. The inscription “HONORING AMERICA’S VETERANS” encircles the design.
Reverse: This design depicts a field of stars symbolizing all American veterans – past, present, and future. A lone incused star below the field represents the veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country. The absence of this star in the field conveys the supreme sense of loss to the Nation. The inscription “SERVICE AND SACRIFICE” is featured.