Although he campaigned on America staying out of the war, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war as a result of a series of events, including the sinking of the Lusitania, the Zimmerman Telegram, and the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare. America mobilized for war, aiding the Allies by providing financial and other resources, weapons, and troops. With more than four million Americans serving both on the front lines and here at home, the United States of America tipped the momentum in favor of the Allies. The U.S. emerged from World War I as a new world power propelled by its strong economy, mobilized workforce, and contributions of its citizens.
The United States Mint is proud to present the World War I Centennial Silver Dollar commemorating the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I.
The obverse of this design, titled “Soldier’s Charge,” depicts an almost stone-like soldier gripping a rifle. Barbed wire twines in the lower right-hand side of the design. Inscriptions include LIBERTY, 1918, 2018, and IN GOD WE TRUST.
The reverse of this design, titled “Poppies in the Wire” features abstract poppies mixed in with barbed wire. Inscriptions include ONE DOLLAR, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
As part of this program, the United States Mint is offering five different Silver Dollar and Medal Sets. Each set includes a Proof silver dollar and a Proof silver medal. The medals, available only in these sets, recognize the contributions of the Air Service, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy during World War 1.
These sets, limited to 100,000 units across the five product options, can be ordered between noon on January 17, and 3 p.m. on February 20, 2018, unless the limit is reached prior to that date. Production will be based on the orders received within this window. Fulfillment of these sets will begin in late May 2018.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.