- Product description
World War I marked a turning point for America when the nation discarded its isolationist policies to involve itself in world affairs and began its ascent to the most powerful nation in the world. When America joined the Allied powers in 1917, the war was in its third year. The war cost more than 9 million lives – 100,000 of which were American-and destroyed most of Europe. The Allied victory in 1918 was cause for massive celebrations, but the peace would last only 20 short years before conflict would once again engulf the nations of the world.
Meticulously designed to commemorate the centennial of America's involvement in World War I, this AMERICAN MINT EXCLUSIVE tribute is luxuriously layered in 24k gold. The coin is minted to the highest quality "Proof" standard and features an exquisitely detailed engraving of American soldiers on the obverse. The reverse features a quote from President Woodrow Wilson's 1917 announcement that America was entering the Great War. This 24 gold-layered coin comes in its own protective capsule to preserve it for future generations.
Limitation 9,999 complete editions Material Copper Weight 32 g Issue year 2017 Measures Diameter: 40 mm Quality Proof Country USA Issue Year from 2016 Reverse World War I. Centennial Obverse Liberty Finishing Gold-layered Weight Copper, layered in 24k gold
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