The American Legion is a nonprofit organization of U.S. war veterans headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was originally founded in Paris, France in 1919, the year after World War I ended. The American Legion's primary focus is on service to veterans, service members and communities. The organization has grown into America's largest veterans group with about two million members. To mark its 100th anniversary in 2019, the U.S Mint issued several commemorative coins, including this proof Half Dollar.
The obverse design portrays two children standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the little girl proudly wearing her grandfather's old American Legion hat. Included on the obverse are the inscriptions "LIBERTY", "IN GOD WE TRUST", "I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG..." and the date "2019".
The reverse depicts an American Flag waving atop a high flagpole as seen from the children's point of view from the ground below. The American Legion's emblem is featured just above the flag. The inscription "...OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" completes the phrase from the obverse. Other inscriptions on the reverse are "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "HALF DOLLAR".
This 2019 S American Legion 100th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint and has been certified PF70 Ultra Cameo First Releases by NGC!