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Why order this $5 Gold 2019-W American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative?
The American Expeditionary Force met in Paris on March 15-17, 1919, the year after the First World War ended. Since then, it grew into the largest wartime veterans organization in the country. Its programs serve veterans, active duty service members, and youth. In 2019, the U.S Mint is participating in the celebration of the organization's 100th anniversary with three commemorative coins. Part of a mintage of 50,000 pieces, which also includes proofs, this coin was struck from 8.359 g of .900 fine gold at the West Point Mint. That mint is represented by its "W" Mint mark, which appears under the "2019" on the obverse.
Powerful American Legion Design by Paul Balan
The obverse features a design by Chris Costello that Phebe Hemphill sculpted. "V," a symbol of the allied victory, is superimposed on the Eiffel Tower, the most famous landmark of Paris, where the Legion's first meeting was held. "LIBERTY" is inscribed across the center, while the anniversary dates, "1919" and "2019," flank the design. The national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is inscribed at the top.
Paul Balan designed and Joseph Menna sculpted the reverse, which consists of a soaring eagle and the emblem of the American Legion. Inscriptions on this face read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one), and "$5."
Perfect MS70 FR
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this coin its highest grade, Mint State 70, which means that it is flawless as seen under 5x magnification. The grading company further indicated that the coin was submitted to it within the first 30 days following its release from the mint by certifying it First Releases.
Add this 2019-W $5 Gold American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative to your collection today.
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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.