2011 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Half Dollar Coin

The 2011 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Half Dollar Coin will be struck by the US Mint in 2011 as one of six coins to honor the United States Army.

2011 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Half Dollar Coin (US Mint images)

Mintage: 750,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: tbd
Authorizing Coin Law
U.S. Mint Online Site


The US Army was established in 1775 by an act of the Continental Congress in anticipation of the impending Revolutionary War. However, even the the Army has served the nation for centuries, no museum was ever created to honor the branch of those who served in it.

But, in 2015, the National Museum of the United States Army in Fort Belvoir, Virginia is due to be open. Surcharges added to the sale of these coins from the US Mint will be forwarded to the Army Historical Foundation for the construction and maintenance of the Museum.

2011 US Army Commemorative Coins

Six different US Army Commemorative Coins will be struck by the US Mint in 2011. 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

A maximum mintage of 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 half dollars will be struck by the US Mint.

Issue Information

Each US Army Uncirculated Clad Half Dollar will be struck to a diameter of 1.205 inches with a weight of 11.34 grams.

Release Date

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

Issue Price

The Army Clad Uncirculated Coins were initially sold for $15.95 each with the price going up to $19.95 on March 2, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Mint struck the uncirculated Army Half Dollar coins at its facility in Denver.

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."

The obverse of the strike shows the US Army serving in peace-time with three images – one of a soldier surveying, one of two soldiers building a flood retention wall and the third of the US Army’s Redstone Army rocket . It was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Charles Vickers.

For the reverse, the image of a Continental Soldier is shown indicating the Army’s service being the first to defend the country. It was designed by Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $.50
Finish: Uncirculated
Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Standard Weight: 11.340 grams
Standard Diameter: 1.205 inches
Edge: Reeded

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