2018 WWI Centennial Silver Dollar Pricing Announced

by CoinNews.net on December 18, 2017 · 19 comments

The United States Mint announced pricing for the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollars and related products.

2018 World War I American Veterans Centennial Silver Dollar Designs

2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollars and related silver medals will launch on Jan. 17

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in the First World War, the .900 fine silver dollars will launch Jan. 17, 2018 in collector finishes of proof and uncirculated. Earlier this month, the U.S. Mint unveiled examples of the dollars made during a ceremonial striking event.

The U.S. Mint on Jan. 17 will also begin selling companion .900 fine silver medals that pay homage to branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in World War I, including:

These medals, however, will not be available individually. Instead, each is paired with a WWI Centennial Silver Dollar and will be offered as a special set.

The following table lists prices for the individual dollars and the five separate sets:

Product Introductory Price Regular Price
World War I Centennial Proof Silver Dollar $51.95 $56.95
World War I Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar $48.95 $53.95
World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Air Service Medal Set N/A $99.95
World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Army Medal Set N/A $99.95
World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Coast Guard Medal Set N/A $99.95
World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Marine Corps Medal Set N/A $99.95
World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and Navy Medal Set N/A $99.95

 

Introductory prices are available only within the first 30 days of the commemorative’s release. The dollar and medal of each set are in proof quality.

To get both commemorative coins and all five medals, collectors would have to pay a combined $548.70 during the introductory period or $553.70 afterward at regular pricing.

All seven WWI products will launch Jan. 17 at noon ET from catalog.usmint.gov.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Joe C. December 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm

Will pass on this one. Nothing looks right – the helmet, the nose, the eyes…..

Richard December 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm

I agree, the Peace dollar, which commemorated the same conflict just after it happened, had a better design. (One big difference: that coin celebrated the end of hostilities, this one America’s involvement in them. On the whole I’d go with peace over war. And it has the date wrong; the US entered the war in 1917.)

Chas Barber December 18, 2017 at 1:03 pm

FUGLY design, looks like the artist- check it out!! Wrong date, really, why that does not matter, they have a JFK 100th BD commem on tack for 2019, he would have been 100, THIS YEAR, ah the braintru$t @ the USMInt…..sellouts before the end of year on BT unc with a 50k mintage limit & what they made 3,ooo really…..NPS was there till the end, Priests not a big coin selling point….last silver is $16 this WW1 coin is based on $20+ silver, which it has not been for yEARS, profiteers.like selling weight belts to folks jumping the Titanic…..IMHO

Tim December 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm

What’s with the eyes? The subject looks Asian to me.

Dennis December 18, 2017 at 11:11 pm

The Coin is disgusting! Why not the WW1 Victory medal or the Peace dollar OBV.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_Victory_Medal_(United_States)

Joe Brown December 19, 2017 at 1:25 am

Did i overlook something, or is it that you can get a ” unc ” or ”proof ” silver dollar for $99.95 with your choice of a medal?

joe#2 December 19, 2017 at 8:51 am

No disrespect, But i think on some of these pieces. We need better designers. Still my favorite of ALL time from our Mint is the Gold Proof Buffalo…JMHO

paul December 19, 2017 at 8:51 am

Rifle on wrong shoulder, no armed services ever ports rifle on right shoulder, probably why his right arm appears detached from his body.

Joe C. December 19, 2017 at 11:56 am

I now remember who his nose looks like. The movie actor George C. Scott. I agree, they need better designers.

Hewhodontknow December 20, 2017 at 1:07 am

Looks Japanese!

Chas Barber December 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Japanese WW2 helmet not a Doughboy…… ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Joe Brown December 21, 2017 at 12:11 am

For some reason, the soldier reminds me of graphic art, but not exactly, kind of a ”Jack or King ” like the ” Four Point ” poker cards, some of the medals look pretty good to me, with a few modification’s they would be even better. If i have the founds i would,int mind buying one of the sets, first pick would be ”air – r – 05 reverse” with ” air – r – 08 obverse ” Air Service Medal, if i can get in on the introductory price which are N/A as of now. BTW* i found the answer to my blog above, proof only sets, thanks.

Paul December 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

The dollar coin’s obverse is a complete failure of design and accuracy. The helmet,the clothes,the left handed soldier holding of the right handed bolt action Springfield rifle,the nose,the eyes,the face, the rifle pointed behind him while “charging” would be an easy target for the enemy. Looks more like he is retreating, running away. What’s up with the Mint? Nobody there who knows anything about WWI history. Gets you wondering who is running the Mint. Anybody there educated? This is a terrible obverse design, does a disservice to the WWI Doughboys. Just another Mint embarrassment. Is there no pride in what you do? Scrap this POS, back to the drawling board. The dollar coin obverse is a massive failure and embarrassment for the Mint.

Tinto December 21, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Wonder how this “design” won the competition. This design does no honor to those who served in WWI, only it seems to the designer whose visage is seemingly on the obverse. How come no other designs were shown to the public ? The CCAC did not have a formal meeting on this at all, they got to send 3 representatives all of whom are political appointees but that’s not the same thing. Why is the Mint so secretive on this? And i guess even they somehow realize how much this design s”*ks and they are trying to make sure they get enough sales to give something to the organizations by pairing them with the WWI medals which look great. Kinda unfair to those who only desire the medals …

Seth Riesling December 22, 2017 at 3:43 am

The designer of this coin is a native of New Zealand & a devout Morman like his academic colleague – devout Morman Justin Kunz (both of Brigham Young University in Utah) who designed both American Liberty $100 gold coins. Talk about “networking” with fellow artists! But, Mr. Transfield won the fair public juried competition for this coin design & will be paid the customary $5,000 for each side since he designed both obverse & reverse sides. Not bad for “moonlighting” money. This commemorative program will not make a profit IMHO & the charity will receive nothing as a few recent programs did not recoup all costs & no payout was made (Girl Scouts commens & a few others recently). Bad obverse design for sure. I like the reverse but will not buy any. I will get the silver medals from the secondary market coin & medal dealers.

-NumisdudeTX

Tinto December 22, 2017 at 12:23 pm

It would have been informative to see the runners-up for this coin design .. did the Mint ever publish those ? Or was this “juried” thing just an “in-house” decision supported by the political appointees of the CCAC and who knows which ones from the CFA ..

Tinto December 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm

And like @Richard mentioned, the US enter WWI in 1917 (April 6, 1917) they got almost everything wrong .. unless they did not aim to honor those who served in 1917 .. what an insult to them ..

Seth Riesling December 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm

Notice that the 5 companion Proof silver medals are only 90% fine silver instead of 99.93% fine silver like most recent U S. Mint silver medals & yet they are priced much higher than the 2016 American Liberty Proof medals that were .9993 fine silver & were issued at $34 95 each!

-NumisdudeTX

Gary D. December 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm

First glance thought, why is there a Japanese soldier on it? On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th glances, why is there a Japanese soldier on it?

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