2011 $5 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin

Commemorating the United States Army, the US Mint will release the 2011 $5 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin sometime in 2011.

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

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


The United States Army was founded in 1775 by an action of the Continental Congress with the looming Revolutionary War on the horizon. Since that founding, the Army has served the United States in both peacetime and war.

In an effort to recognize the centuries of service provided by the Army, the National Museum of the United States Army is to be built in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Surcharges from the sale of these coins will aid in its construction.

2011 US Army Commemorative Coins

Six different coins will be struck by the US Mint in 2011 to commemorate the United States Army. Those six coins are:

  • 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

Maximum mintage authorized by law on these coins stands at 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 half dollar coins.

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 sometime on January 31, 2011.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Army Gold Uncirculated Coins was $439.95 with that price increasing to $444.95 on March 2, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Army Uncirculated Gold Coin was struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

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."

Accordingly, the obverse of the gold coin contains an image of five US Army soldiers representing the different eras they have served in US history – Continental, Civil War, modern, World War II and World War I soldiers.  It was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

The reverse shows the US Army emblem and was designed by Joseph Menna.

Coin Specifications

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

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