Share in the US MInt's commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the founding of the American Legion with this Commemorative Silver Proof.
The coin honors the country's largest veterans organization, which has almost two million members. It is one of three issued to mark the occasion. Struck from 26.73 g of .999 fine silver, this piece bears the "P" mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint.
Paul C. Balan's obverse design, which was sculpted by Renata Gordon, features the emblem of the American Legion. Oak leaves and a lily adorn the emblem.
Patricia Lucas-Morris's reverse design consists of the American flag crossed with the American Legion flag. Above the crux are a fleur de lis and the inscription "100 YEARS OF SERVICE." The fleur de lis is a reference to the fact that the Legion was founded in Paris.
When this coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation it received the perfect grade of Proof 70 as well as the Ultra Cameo and First Day of Issue designations. It's in flawless condition and its great visual contrast make this coin extremely collectible.
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