General Henry H. Arnold was the only officer in the history of our country to earn both the ranks of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. He graduated from West Point in 1907. General Arnold received pilot training in 1911 from the Wright brothers and became one of the Nation’s strongest advocates for air power. He personally held many trophies for flying achievements, to include the first delivery of United States mail by air. Many accomplishments in and from the air during World Wars I and II are attributed to his ingenuity. General Arnold was a student at the United States Army Command and General Staff College from 1928 to 1929.
General Omar N. Bradley was recognized throughout his career as an exceptional leader, tactician and educator. As Commandant of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, he developed the officer candidate program. His leadership was instrumental in successes during World War II, including the liberation of Europe. The Army group under his command contained the largest number of Americans to ever serve under one commander. He became the Army Chief of Staff in 1948, and one year later he became the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Bradley was a student at the United States Army Command and General Staff College from 1928 to 1929.
Celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the College while honoring the lives and legacies of Generals Henry “Hap” Arnold and Omar Bradley with this 2013 5-Star Generals Uncirculated Clad Half-Dollar. The coin is struck on special presses using greater force than circulating coins, producing a sharp, intricately detailed image.
The obverse (heads side) features portraits of Generals Henry "Hap" Arnold and Omar N. Bradley with the 5-star insignia above their heads. Inscriptions are LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, HENRY "HAP" ARNOLD, OMAR N. BRADLEY and 2013.
The reverse (tails) features the heraldic crest of Fort Leavenworth. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and HALF DOLLAR.
The 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Program recognizes five of the greatest leaders of our time, United States Army 5-Star Generals George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry “Hap” Arnold and Omar Bradley. These men are the only World War II 5-Star Generals and each is an alumnus of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. This commemorative coin program also celebrates the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the College.A surcharge of $35 for each $5 gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar and $5 for each clad half-dollar sold is authorized to be paid to the Command and General Staff College Foundation to help finance its support of the College.
Mintage Limit: 750,000 (across all options)
|Specification Name||Specification Value|
|Composition||8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper|
|Weight||11.340 grams (±0.454)|
|Diameter||1.205 inches (±0.002) or 30.61 mm (±0.05)|
|Mint and Mint Mark||Denver - D|
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