There’s not much time left to purchase The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin series, especially if you want to share them as gifts for Christmas. Visit www.legion.org/coin to order now.
The expedited shipping deadline is Dec. 19 to ensure delivery before Christmas. U.S. Mint has a $10 off shipping with code HOLIDAY2019.
The three commemorative coins that celebrate The American Legion’s centennial and legacy include a $5 gold piece, a silver dollar and a clad half-dollar. The three-coin proof set is also still available for purchase.
The gold pieces feature on the heads side the Eiffel Tower, a V for victory in World War I, the engraved word LIBERTY and the years 1919 – 2019 encircled by the outer ring of an American Legion emblem, recognizing the organization’s founding in Paris after the armistice that ended the Great War. On the tails side of the $5 coin, a soaring bald eagle is depicted, along with a sculpted American Legion emblem.
The silver dollar shows on the heads side the Legion emblem surrounded by oak leaves and a lily, commemorating the Legion’s founding in Paris. The reverse side has crossed U.S. and American Legion flags under a fleur-de-lis and the dates 1919 and 2019 and the inscription 100 YEARS OF SERVICE.
The half-dollar has on its heads side two children, one of whom is wearing her dad’s Legion cap, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The reverse continues the pledge with … OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with a billowing U.S. flag and Legion emblem above the inscription.