2011 United States Army Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

Scheduled to appear in 2011 from the US Mint is the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar.

2011 United States Army Commemorative 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


This coin commemorates the United States Army which was established by the Contentment Congress in 1775 in response to the impending Revolutionary War with Great Britain. Since that founding, the Army has answered the nation’s call time and time again, both in war and in peace.

To help celebrate the Army’s accomplishments, the Army Historical Foundation is creating the National Museum of the United States Army, to be located in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Funds raised from a surcharge on these coins will aid in its construction and maintenance.

2011 US Army Commemorative Coins

Six different strikes will be created by the US Mint in 2011 to commemorate the United States Army. Those six strikes 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

A maximum mintage of 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 half dollar coins was authorized by the law that created the coins.

Issue Information

Struck from 90% silver, each US Army Silver Dollar has a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Release Date

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

Issue Price

The US Army Proof Silver Dollars initially sold for $54.95 with the price going up to $59.95 on March 2, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Army Proof Silver Dollars were struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

Designer / Sculptor / Engraver

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."

Shown on the obverse of the coin is a modern day male and female US Army soldier standing back to back. It was designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso.

The reverse shows the Great Seal of the United States surrounded by the seven core values of the US Army – LOYALTYDUTYRESPECTSELFLESS SERVICE,HONORINTEGRITY and PERSONAL COURAGE. It was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Don Everhart.

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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