2011 $5 United States Army Commemorative Proof Gold Coin

The 2011 $5 United States Army Commemorative Proof Gold Coin will be released by the US Mint in 2011 to commemorate the US Army.

2011 $5 United States Army Commemorative Proof Gold Coin (US Mint images)

Mintage: 100,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: tbd
Authorizing Coin Law
U.S. Mint Online Site


Recognized as the oldest military branch in America, it was founded in 1775 by the Continental Congress on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Since then, it has served the call of America in both wartime and peace.

Surcharges raised by the sale of the US Army Commemorative Coins will be used by the Army Historical Foundation for the creation and maintenance of the National Museum of the United States Army, to be located in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

2011 US Army Commemorative Coins

The United States Mint will strike a total of six different coins in 2011 to commemorative the US Army. Those six coins include:

  • 2011 $5 United States Army Commemorative Proof Gold Coin
  • 2011 $5 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Proof Half Dollar Coin
  • 2011 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Half Dollar Coin

Total mintage for the coins is set at a maximum of 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 half dollar coins by the legislation that authorized them.

Issue Information

Each US Army Gold Coin will be struck from 90% gold to the diameter of 0.850 inches with a weight of 8.359 grams.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Army Commemorative Gold Coins on January 31, 2011.

Issue Price

The US Mint initially charged $449.95 for the proof strikes with the standard price of $454.95 going into effect on March 2, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Mint struck the proof coins at its facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

The authorizing legislation requires that each coin:

"be emblematic of the traditions, history, and heritage of the United States Army, and its role in American society from the Colonial period to today."

and that they:

"contain motifs that specifically honor the American soldier of both today and yesterday, in wartime and in peace, such designs to be consistent with the traditions and heritage of the United States Army, the mission and goals of the National Museum of the United States Army, and the missions and goals of the Foundation."

The obverse of the strike is emblematic of the US Army service throughout the history of the United States with soldiers representing different eras – Continental, Civil War, modern, World War II and World War I soldiers.  It was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

For the reverse, the official US Army emblem is shown and was designed by Joseph Menna.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $5
Finish: Proof
Composition: 90% gold, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 8.359 g
Standard Diameter: 0.850 inches
Edge: Reeded

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