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Why purchase this 2019-S Half Dollar Proof Coin commemorating the American Legion's 100th Anniversary?
The U.S. Mint's American Legion 100th Anniversary series includes three designs celebrating the varied programs of the Legion. The Half Dollar honors the Legion's programs with a focus on children. The 30.61 mm diameter clad proof coin is struck at the San Francisco Mint, its mintage limited to 750,000 along with its Uncirculated counterpart.
Designs Symbolizing the Legion's Dedication to Youth
The obverse image designed by Richard Masters and Phebe Hemphill depicts a pair of children as they declare "I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG..." The inspirational design is surrounded by the additional inscriptions "LIBERTY," "2019" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
The reverse features an American flag on a pole from a child's perspective, with the emblem of the American Legion above and the completion of the obverse phrase "...OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" below. Also designed by Masters, the image is sculpted by Joseph Menna and includes the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "HALF DOLLAR" and "S."
Nearly Flawless First Releases Proof 69 with a Black Core Holder
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) received this 2019-S American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof Coin within thirty days of release. Possessing virtually flawless surfaces, paired with sharply struck contrast between finishes, the proof was awarded the grade of Proof 69 Ultra Cameo (UC). The proof is presented in a NGC black core protective holder bearing a First Releases certification label.
This American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative coin will make a fantastic addition to your collection!
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The U.S. Mint will release a clad half dollar, a silver dollar and a $5 gold coin to honor the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the American Legion. Proceeds from the series will help support the ongoing efforts of one of the most celebrated American Institutions ever created.