2011 United States Army Commemorative Coins

Two commemorative coin programs were authorized by Congress for 2011. Recently, design selections were unveiled for the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coins. The three coins included in the program each focus on a different aspect of the U.S. Army.

The $5 gold coin focuses on the role of the U.S. Army throughout history. The obverse design shows soldiers from the Revolutionary War, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the modern era. On the reverse of the coin is the official U.S. Army emblem. Designs are by Joel Iskowitz for the obverse and Joseph Menna for the reverse.

The silver dollar for the U.S. Army Commemorative Coins depicts soldiers of the modern era. A male and female soldier are shown in uniform with a globe in the background. On the reverse of the coin is the Great Seal of the United States, with the seven core values of the Army around. Richard Masters designed the obverse and Susan Gamble designed the reverse.

The half dollar shows the Army’s role in peacetime. The obverse includes a soldier surveying, two servicemen building a floodwall, and the Redstone rocket. The reverse shows a soldier in the Continental Army. The obverse design is by Donna Weaver with the reverse by Thomas Cleveland.

The second program for the year is the Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins. Designs were announced in September 2010. Sales for the coins included in both commemorative programs will begin at the US Mint during the first quarter of 2011.


#1 Bob Oedeloem on 01.16.11 at 10:15 am

I wish the design on the $5 gold coin was what was being purposed for the dollar. The design on the dollar is a little lame.

#2 Greg on 01.21.11 at 5:35 am

Can anyone say politically correct. Give me a break! It’s just so obvious that it ruins the set for me. If they want to represent women in the armed forces great, they deserve recognition! Dedicate a coin in the set to acknowledge them. When you put both a male and female soldier on the dollar coin it’s just stupidly obvious someone is going out of their way to attempt to make everyone happy and it’s pathetic!

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