Memorial Day is Monday, May 29 – the day we set aside to remember those who died in military service through the years. Without their sacrifice, we would not enjoy the freedom and liberty that we take for granted today.
Appropriately, the U.S. Mint has issued a series of commemorative coins in recent history to honor the armed services – and this is the perfect time to pick up these coins in original Uncirculated or Proof quality. All of these dollar coins were struck in 90% silver, and all are long out of issue. They are always popular with collectors and veterans alike – but our supplies are rapidly disappearing, so it’s essential that you order right away.
- 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar. Issued in connection with the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., the coin symbolizes the courage, loyalty, and sacrifice of veterans who often carry permanent life-altering disabilities … and who serve as strong reminders of the price of freedom.
- 2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar. The Medal of Honor is the highest decoration for members of the military service, and the Silver Dollar was issued on the 150th anniversary of its creation by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The coin honors both the medal and the recipients who fought for our freedom.
- 2011 U.S. Army Silver Dollar. The U.S. Army was founded during the American Revolution, and it remains the largest branch of the U.S. military. The coin is a tribute to the 30 million men and women who have served in the Army from the Colonial era to today. It’s a great gift for anyone who’s served in the Army!
- 2005 Marines Silver Dollar. One of the most famous images in U.S. history is the U.S. Marines raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in World War II – and it’s only fitting that this image appears on the Silver Dollar issued to mark the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps.
- 1993 World War II 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar and Half Dollar. To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, the U.S. Mint struck both a Silver Dollar and a Half Dollar. These coins are now almost a quarter-century old, but they still serve as a magnificent reminder of the “Greatest Generation” in the war that shaped our modern world.