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Why purchase this 2019-W Gold Proof coin commemorating the American Legion's 100th Anniversary?
This gorgeous gold coin struck at the U.S. Mint's West Point branch from 0.242 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold is issued in celebration of the founding of the American Legion in Paris a century ago, in 1919. Mintage of the 21.59 mm diameter 2019-W American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative gold coin is limited to 50,000 across both gold options.
Inspirational Commemorative Designs
The obverse illustrates the Eiffel Tower and a "V" for victory, with the sunburst border of the American Legion's logo in the background. The design created by Chris Costello, sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, is accompanied by the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "1919," "2019," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "W."
The reverse features a soaring eagle, its wing curving around the distinctive emblem of the American Legion. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "$5" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The powerful image created by Paul C. Balan was sculpted by Joseph Menna.
Exquisite Ultra Cameo Proof 69, includes Black Core Holder and First Releases Label
This 2019-W American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Gold Proof Coin is designated among First Releases, for submission to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for grading within the first thirty days of release. The proof has been deemed to be in virtually flawless Proof 69 Ultra Cameo (UC) condition, featuring exceptional visual contrast between finishes. The $5 Gold Proof coin is dramatically presented in a labeled NGC black core holder.
Purchase this superbly struck 2019-W American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Gold proof coin from MCM now!
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2019 was an exciting year for numismatics. The United States Mint introduced a number of "first-evers" including unprecedented collaborations with other renowned mints, a number of historic releases from the West Point Mint Branch, and the lowest mintage Silver Eagle to date! While Mints around the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and the Lunar Year of the Pig with stunning coin releases.
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.