American Legion Commemorative Coin Sales Reach 39,671 in First Day; Limits Lifted

by Mike Unser on March 15, 2019 · 6 comments

First-day sales of American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins totaled to 39,671 pieces, according to United States Mint spokesman Michael White.

Photo of American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Three-Coin Proof Set

This CoinNews photo shows an American Legion 100th Anniversary 2019 Three-Coin Proof Set, one of the seven U.S. Mint products produced in recognition of the Legion’s centennial. The U.S. Mint sold 3,525 sets in their first day of sales. Counting those in the set and those offered individually, the Mint so far has sold 39,671 American Legion Commemorative Coins.

Released Thursday, product options include proof and uncirculated editions of $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half-dollars as well as a three-coin set with each denomination in proof.

Nearly half of the allotted sets are gone but plenty of the individual coins remain. Altogether so far, the collection of coins has realized over $3.6 million.

All but the silver and half-dollars had initial household order limits. Those limits were removed today at noon EST.

Here’s a breakdown of the American Legion products and their first-day sales:

  Individual Sales Realized ($) Total Coins Sold Mintage / Product Limit % of Limit Sold
2019-W Proof $5 Gold Coin 906 $379,387.50 5,404 50,000 10.8%
2019-W Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin 972 $397,305.00
2019-P Proof Silver Dollar 9,839 $540,653.05 18,043 400,000 4.5%
2019-P Uncirculated Silver Dollar 4,678 $243,022.10
2019-S Proof Clad Half Dollar 7,244 $202,469.80 16,224 750,000 2.2%
2019-D Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar 5,454 $141,531.30
Three-Coin Proof Set 3,526 $1,725,095.50 N/A 7,500 47.0%
Combined Totals $3,629,464.25 39,671  


Buy American Legion 11 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coins from the U.S. Mint’s commemorate online store. Orders are also accepted by telephone at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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scott e wright
scott e wright

this set is way over priced…price this out silver is only 16.00 an oz gold 1302.13 an oz

Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams

I know it’s early, but talk about sagging sales. Too much product!!!


Why anyone would buy the proof half for $27.95 is beyond me. WAY overpriced. You could 4 proof American Innovation dollars for that much. Crazy.

Aydin Torun
Aydin Torun

Clearly, the United States Mint is out of touch with the small collector with these ever escalating prices. Anybody still remember when a proof set was only two and change?

Tony pena
Tony pena

Totally messed up when you set a limit you stay at that limit slides the market down

Chas Barber

A bunch of ANOTHER non starters from Congre$$ & the U$M……rehashed designs & PC’ness is going crazy, the $1 & 50c are not even ‘sexy’ the $5 is gold @ least but looks like a doppleganger for my US Marshall’s coins…. pass once again…