Today is the day — The American Legion’s Centennial Coin goes on sale at noon Eastern Daylight Time. Visit www.legion.org/coin for purchases, pricing details and more information.

There are many factors that go into the price of the coins, of which there are three different variations. Do note, however, that today’s introductory prices will increase to the regular prices starting at 3 p.m. EDT on April 15.

In addition to being a suitable collector’s item, the special coins have a deeper meaning.

Proceeds from each sale will contribute to The American Legion’s legacy of supporting veterans, servicemembers, their families and their communities throughout our nation. The funding will support programs that aid veterans in need, mentor children and so much more.

“What an incredibly special way to celebrate our first 100 years of service to communities, states and nation,” American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad said. “These coins help tell the origins of our incredible organization while also helping to fulfill the needs of veterans, their families and others who we serve every day with pride and purpose.”