American Legion Centennial Coin and Emblem Print Sets Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on September 16, 2019 · 4 comments

Three sets issued jointly today by United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) continue celebrations of the centennial of the American Legion.

American Legion Centennial Coin and Emblem Prints

U.S. Mint product images of the American Legion Centennial Coin and Emblem Print Sets

The Legion (www.legion.org) was charted by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic organization for veterans. It quickly grew into one of the largest veteran’s service organization in the United States.

Each new product includes an American Legion Centennial Emblem Print from the BEP and a different proof American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin from the U.S. Mint (a $5 gold coin, a silver dollar, or a clad half dollar). The coins are also available separately, having debuted individually in March. The 6" x 8" emblem is exclusive to the three sets.

"The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is pleased to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion with the American Legion Centennial Emblem Print," the BEP describes. "This vibrant print features embossed gold foil to capture the artistry of the emblem."

The sets cost $8.95 more than the individually sold coins, as highlighted in the table below.

American Legion Commemorative Coin Product Individual Coin Coin and Print Set
Proof Clad Half Dollar $32.95 $41.90
Proof Silver Dollar $59.95 $68.90
Proof $5 Gold Coin* $485.00 $493.95

 

*U.S. Mint gold coin prices are subject to change weekly based on the Mint’s precious metal coin pricing matrix.

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 which debuted in March. In addition to this set, these same coins are also sold individually and now each is a part of one of the three new sets released today.

Specifications for the proof American Legion coins are shown here:

  $5 Gold Silver Dollar 50c
Finish Proof Proof Proof
Mintage Maximums 50,000 400,000 750,000
Composition 90% Gold,
6% Silver,
Balance Copper
99.9% Silver 8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper
Weight 8.359 Grams 26.73 Grams 11.34 Grams
Diameter 0.850 Inches 1.500 Inches 1.205 Inches
Edge Reeded Reeded Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark West Point – W Philadelphia – P San Francisco – S

 

A surcharge of $5 per half dollar, $10 per silver dollar and $35 per gold coin has been added to the price of each associated product. The authorizing legislation for the coins dictates that proceeds from the surcharge be forwarded to the American Legion to support its programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and other purposes.

Ordering

Those looking to buy American Legion Centennial Coin and Emblem Print Sets may do so directly from the U.S. Mint’s online catalog for commemorative products or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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People seemed to like the Apollo 11 prints but is there really a demand for this? And are people really going to buy a second coin just to get the print?

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Should have released emblem print with coin first time around. This is really sad.

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Greed is one of the seven deadly sins….

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Gotta do something to move these dogs out from the Mint……woof woof PA$$