U.S. Mint’s 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar, medals

The United States Mint last week revealed the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs for five silver medals that will be issued in conjunction with the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. Each medal, composed of 90 percent silver, pays homage to branches of the U.S. Armed Forces that were active in World War I.

The reverse features the branch’s seal. The head shows a scene from the Great War specific to the branch.

Army clearing no man’s land, note the M1903, though the M1917 Enfield would likely be more fitting

Navy four-piper destroyer with a bone in her teeth

Marines at Belleau Wood

(Army) Air Force Spad XIII (though I think the JN-4 Jenny would be more appropriate).

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca heading out in heavy seas toward the torpedoed steamship Wellington.

Each silver medal will be paired with a World War I Centennial Silver Dollar and offered as a special set. These medals will not be available individually.

The World War I Centennial Silver Dollar

Additional information about these sets will be available prior to their release in 2018.

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One response to “U.S. Mint’s 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar, medals”

  1. Old 1811 says :

    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsAgree with you on the Enfield, disagree on the SPAD. While it’s true that probably every U.S. pilot in the war trained on the Jenny, it wasn’t a warplane, and Eddie Rickenbacker and Frank Luke won their Medals of Honor flying SPADs.

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