2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

One of the several commemorative coins scheduled to be issued by the US Mint in 2011 is the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar.

2011 Medal of Honor Proof Silver Dollar (US Mint images)

Mintage: 500,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: tbd
Authorizing Coin Law
U.S. Mint Online Site


Struck to recognize and celebrate the Medal of Honor and its recipients, the coin will be minted from 90% silver. The Medal itself was established back in 1861 by Congress and has been given to less than 3,500 individuals since then.

In order to receive a Medal of Honor, a member of the United States Armed Forces must distinguish themselves at great personal risk above the call of duty while engaged in operations against belligerent forces.

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

The complete list of Medal of Honor Coins to be struck by the US Mint in 2011 is shown below:

  • 2011 $5 Medal of Honor Commemorative Proof Gold Coin
  • 2011 $5 Medal of Honor Commemorative Uncirculated Gold Coin
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar
  • 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Surcharges raised by the sale of each coin will be forwarded to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to further the goals of the organization.

Issue Information

Struck from 90% silver, each Medal of Honor Silver Dollar will have a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Medal of Honor Coins on February 25, 2011.

Issue Price

An introductory price of $54.95 was charged by the US Mint with the standard price of $59.95 taking effect on March 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia struck the Medal of Honor Proof Silver Dollars.

Designer / Sculptor / Engraver

The authorizing legislation for the coins dictates that each:

"be emblematic of the traditions, legacy, and heritage of the Medal of Honor, and the distinguished service of its recipients in the Nation’s history."

and that they:

"contain motifs that represent the 3 Medal of Honor designs (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and specifically honor the Medal of Honor recipients of both today and yesterday, such designs to be consistent with the traditions and heritage of the United States Armed Services, the mission and goals of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, and the mission and goals of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation."

For the obverse, Jim Licaretz created a design showcasing the three current Army, Navy and Air Force Medals of Honor.

The reverse shows a US Army infantry soldier carrying a wounded soldier to safety while under enemy fire. It was designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Proof
Composition: 90% silver, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 26.730 g
Standard Diameter: 1.500 inches
Edge: Reeded

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