More than 52,000 American Legion 100th anniversary commemorative coins were sold in the first few days of their release, according to unaudited numbers from the U.S. Mint. The coins went on sale last Thursday, March 14, coinciding with the Legion's 100th birthday.

"The number of sales The American Legion's anniversary commemorative coins had in less than a week after its release is astounding and a testament to the legacy The American Legion has had, and continues to have, on America's veterans, their families and communities nationwide," said American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad. "This is visible in that more than half of the 7,500 Three-Coin Proof set has already sold. So don't wait to purchase a set, or individual coins, before they're sold out or prices go up. "The commemorative coins are keepsakes that capture The American Legion's past 100 years and look ahead to its next century of service."

Visit www.legion.org/coin for purchases, pricing details and more information.

Introductory prices are in effect until 3 p.m. Eastern April 15. Afterward, regular pricing will take effect.

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.