2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

The 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar will be one of several commemorative coins struck by the US Mint in 2011.

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

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


This coin recognizes the establishment of the Medal of Honor back in 1861 (150 years ago) and also honors those who have been among its recipients. To receive a Medal of Honor, a member of the Armed Forces of the United States must distinguish themselves at great personal risk above the call of duty while engaged in operations against belligerent forces.

To date, there have only been around 3,500 individuals who have been given the Medal of Honor.

2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

Four different coins will be issued by the US Mint in 2011 to commemorate the Medal of Honor. Those four are:

  • 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

A surcharge of $35 on each gold coin and $10 per silver dollar will be collected by the US Mint and 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 these coins on February 25, 2011.

Issue Price

An initial price of $49.95 was charged by the Mint with the normal price of $54.95 going into effect on March 28, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Mint struck the uncirculated Medal of Honor Silver Dollars at its facility in San Francisco.

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."

The obverse of the strikes contains an image of the three current Army, Navy and Air Force Medals of honor and was designed by Jim Licaretz.

Richard Masters designed the reverse to show a US infantry soldier carrying a wounded soldier to safety while under enemy fire. It was sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

Coin Specifications

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

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