World War I Centennial commemorative coin design to be unveiled

The United States Mint will unveil the winning designs in the World War I Centennial 2018 Commemorative Coin Design Competition at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, October 9—opening day of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The designs will be featured on the obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) of the WWI American Veterans Centennial silver dollar, scheduled for release in January 2018. The official website for the competition can be viewed here. (Continued below the Mint video.)

The unveiling will be held at the following location (click here for a map or to get directions):

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
AUSA National Meeting Press Operations Briefing Studio (Room 140B)
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Present at the event will be Thomas Johnson, chief of corporate communications, United States Mint; Ryan McCarthy, undersecretary of the Army; and Col. Robert J. Dalessandro, USA (Ret.), chairman, U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.  

Authorized by the World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 113-212), the United States Mint will mint and issue silver $1 coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I. A surcharge of $10 collected from the sale of each coin is authorized to be paid to the United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars to assist the World War I Centennial Commission in commemorating the centenary of World War I.

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