1 dollar United States 2018 - World War 1 Centennial P
More than four million American families sent their sons and daughters to serve in uniform during the Great War. 116,516 American soldiers gave their lives in combat. Another 200,000 were wounded, a much higher casualty rate than in World War II.
The first American troops arrived in France in June. Through voluntary registration and newly formed recruitment,
American forces grew to approximately 500,000 soldiers
by the end of summer.
total, approximately 4 million men and women in the United States
United States served in uniform, 2 million of whom were
deployed abroad. His heroic efforts in battles such as the Battle of Belleau Wood, the
Second Battle of the Marne and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive helped change
the course of the war, and ultimately led to the victory of the
Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
Americans of World War I (Public Law 113-212) authorizes
the minting and issuing of not more than 350,000 silver dollars in
commemorating the centennial of the United States' participation in the
First World War. In accordance with the Law, the design for both the obverse (heads) and the reverse (tails) of these
$1 commemorative silver coins was selected by the
Secretary based on the winning design of a juried competition.
About the competition
response to a Call for Artists earlier this year, several
talented American artists requested the opportunity to submit
designs for the new currency. Finally,
The Mint invited select artists to submit designs along
with plaster models, which were evaluated by an expert jury
chaired by the Deputy Undersecretary of Administration and Budget
of the Treasury Department and composed of three members of the Committee
Citizens of Citizens Advisor (CCAC) and three members of the United States Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). Both
groups provided expert and unbiased expertise to promote the
state of public art and the interests of citizens
Americans and coin collectors. Based on the designs selected by the jury of experts, the Secretary of the Treasury chose the final design.
And the winner is…!
The winning design in the Coin Design Competition
Commemorative of the 2018 Centenary of the First World War was
created by LeRoy Transfield of Orem, Utah.
Recipient organization: United States World Wars Commemoration Foundation
A $10 surcharge is authorized for each coin sold to the Foundation
of the United States for the Commemoration of the World Wars
to help the First World War Centenary Commission
commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Surcharges for commemorative coins
Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. The
Surcharges on the sale of these coins help finance a variety
of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available at the Casa de la
Currency of the United States for a limited time, as
specified by public law.
The obverse (heads) design, titled "Soldier's Charge", depicts an almost stone soldier holding a rifle. Barbed wire cords on the lower right side of the design.
The cable design element continues in the reverse design (tails),
titled "Poppies on the Wire", which features abstract poppies
mixed with barbed wire.
IN GOD WE TRUST
E PLURIBUS UNUM
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Sculptor: Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
Designer: LeRoy Transfield
Country : USA
Year : 2018
Denomination : Dollar
Composition : 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Weight : 26,730 grams
Diameter : 38.1mm
Circulation: 350,000 units
Mint : Philadelphia - P