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American Legion 100th Anniversary Silver Dollar Coin

Description

The American Legion is a U.S. war veterans' organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The organization was founded March 15, 1919, in Paris, France, by members of the American Expeditionary Forces, out of concern for the welfare of soldiers and the communities they returned to in the United States after World War I. The non-partisan organization is the nation’s largest veterans group, with nearly two million members in more than 12,000 posts throughout the United States.

The Legion focuses its efforts in four areas: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, Children and Youth, National Security, and Americanism. These areas are known as “the Four Pillars” of American Legion service. Throughout its years of service to the nation, it has been a catalyst for social change and it has recorded myriad accomplishments. The Legion’s advocacy on behalf of veterans has been instrumental in the passage of numerous legislation including the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the GI Bill, and multiple legislation to advance government recognition and promote effective treatment of service-connected conditions.

Obverse


Depicts the American Legion emblem adorned by oak leaves and a lily, commemorating the founding of the American Legion in Paris, France.

The American Legion’s emblem is a five-pointed star with the insignia "U. S." enclosed in two bronze bands in the center of the star. This design is enclosed in a wreath. Encircling the star and the wreath are the words "American Legion" set in deep blue enamel. This in turn is encircled by a narrow band suggestive of the rays of the sun.

Engraver: Renata Gordon
Designer: Paul C. Balan


LIBERTY
IN GOD WE TRUST
AMERICAN
U•S
LEGION
PCB RG
2019

Reverse

The 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.”

The fleur-de-lis (plural: fleurs-de-lis) or flower-de-luce is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means "flower", and lis means "lily") that is used as a decorative design or symbol.

Engraver: Michael Gaudioso
Designer: Patricia Lucas-Morris


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
100 YEARS
OF
SERVICE
1919 2019
AMERICAN
U•S
LEGION
P $1
PLM MG
E PLURIBUS UNUM

Edge
Reeded (milled)

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