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, 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 “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG….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 introductory price of $25.95 will be in effect from noon ET on March 14, 2019, through 3 p.m. ET on April 15, 2019, after which the regular price of $30.95 will be in effect.
Denomination: Half Dollar
Composition: 8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper
Weight: 11.340 grams
Diameter: 1.205 inches
Mint and Mint Mark: Denver - D