2011 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Appearing as one of the commemorative coins from the US Mint in 2011 will be the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar.

2011 United States Army Commemorative 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


These coins celebrate the centuries of service offered by the US Army both in times of war and in times of peace. The Army itself was established in 1775 by an act of the Continental Congress and has been in operation in one form or another since then.

To remember the service and sacrifices given by those in the Army, 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

The United States Mint will strike six different coins in 2011 to commemorate the 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 for these issues as dictated by their authorizing law stands at 100,000 $5 gold coins, 500,000 silver dollars, and 750,000 half dollar coins.

Issue Information

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

Release Date

The US Army Coins were released on January 31, 2011.

Issue Price

The US Army Uncirculated Silver Dollars were initially sold for $49.95 with that price increasing to $54.95 on March 2, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Army Uncirculated Silver Dollars were struck at the US Mint’s facility in San Francisco.

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 modern day male and female US Army soldiers standing back to back and was designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso. Behind them a globe is seen.

For the reverses, an image of the Great Seal of the United States is shown, surrounded by the seven core values of the Army – LOYALTYDUTYRESPECTSELFLESS SERVICE,HONORINTEGRITY and PERSONAL COURAGE. It was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Don Everhart.

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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