CCAC to Review Designs for 2019 American Legion Commemorative Coins

by on February 22, 2018 · 6 comments

CCACThe Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will meet Tuesday, March 13, to review designs for the 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins and discuss concepts for Native American $1 Coins beyond 2020.

The CCAC is responsible for advising the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to all United States coins and medals.

American Legion Coins

The American Legion ( was charted by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic organization for veterans. It quickly grew into one of the largest veteran’s service organizations.

On Oct. 6, 2017, President Trump signed into law the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 115-65). It authorized 2019-dated $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half-dollars in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated to recognize the Legion’s centennial.

Their final designs will be selected by the Treasury Secretary after consulting with the Commission of Fine Arts and the Adjutant of The American Legion, and after having been reviewed by the CCAC.

Native American $1 Coins

Introduced in 2009 and featuring annually changing reverses, the U.S. Mint’s Native American $1 Coin Program celebrates the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States.

This year’s design honors sports legend Jim Thorpe. The Mint at began selling rolls and bags of the dollar on Feb. 15.

Designs for 2019 and 2020 have already been reviewed. Next year’s dollar will celebrate the important contributions Native Americans have made within the U.S. space program. The 2020 dollar recognizes the 75th anniversary of the State of Alaska’s anti-discrimination law.

Concepts and themes for later year coins will be discussed on March 13.

Meeting Time, Public Attendance and Listening Options

The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. and is scheduled to last until 3:00 p.m. (ET). It is opened to interested members of the public, and will be held at:

United States Mint Headquarters
801 9th Street, NW
Second Floor Conference Room
Washington, D.C. 20220

The conference area can accommodate up to 50 members of the public with admittance on a first-come, first-serve basis. All persons entering the U.S. Mint’s headquarters must adhere to building security protocol, which includes consenting to the search of their persons and objects when they enter and leave.

Those who cannot attend in person may also dial in to listen by calling (866) 564-9287 and using Access Code: 62956028. Dial-in access is "listen only," and phones must be kept on mute to not disturb the discussion.

In addition, anyone interested in submitting ideas for the CCAC’s consideration may fax them to (202) 756-6525.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Old Collector February 22, 2018 at 11:14 pm

Scratch this proposed coin. Wait instead until the VFW is due its commemoration.

Mouse February 23, 2018 at 7:48 am

I don’t know about you all down south and your Legions, but ours up here in the great white north are closing at a rapid rate. As I come from a military family and member of the Legion, I will always support any and all Legion locations and the amazing dedicated work they do to honor and support veterans – and their families.

I wish that my government would follow suit with yours and issue a gold coin to recognize this amazing organization and the dedicated service they provide. (with all profits of EACH coin sold / donated to the Legion)


Old Collector February 23, 2018 at 3:56 pm

Coming from a military family myself and having spent the first eighteen years of my life at various U.S. Army facilities from H.Q. U.S. Army Austrian Occupation Force (Vienna) to H.Q. Seventh Army Stuttgart (West Germany) and H.Q. U.S. Army Europe Heidelberg (ditto West Germany), I have tremendous respect for the Armed Services and all that they have been called upon to do to protect and preserve our way of life. That being said, let’s say it’s simply a personal preference that I just so happen to favor the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization over that of the American Legion; as always, each to his own.

Mouse February 23, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Old Collector – very well said and definitely each to his own. I am unfamiliar with the Foreign Wars Organization and will definitely research the organization this weekend .Thanks for the info. Any organization that supports veterans and their family is good in my book and all deserve recognition and ongoing support.


Old Collector February 24, 2018 at 11:23 am

Thank you kindly for being so very non-judgmental in this regard; not everyone one encounters here on the internet – or anywhere else out in the “real” world, for that matter – is that tolerant. After all, if we can’t accept our differences how could we even begin to celebrate those interests we have in common?

Joe Brown February 28, 2018 at 2:55 am

Speaking of American Legion, i once filled in for 21/2 innings of an American Legion ball game, that i happened be watching some of the guys that hung out on the back of our street, when one got hurt! there was no sub, some folks wouldn’t let there sons play in that neighborhood of their city, & i was one of the few in the small crowd who was from my city, so the game could finish, that was a good night! I’m in the books, i got sworn in by the coach before i took first. My dad* was a *V*F*W* member & couple of others, all*good.

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