2011 Silver Dollar issued by the United States Army

Recognizing the founding of the United States Military in 1775 by the Continental Congress, the 2011 United States Army Silver Dollar pays tribute to that institution. It was part of a bigger 2011 US Army Commemorative Coin Program and was minted by the US Mint.

The 2008 United States Army Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-450) granted congressional authorization for the coins. That same year, on December 1st, President George W. Bush officially signed the Act into law.

The Army Historical Foundation will receive $10 from the sale of each 2011 US Army Silver Dollar by the US Mint, with the purpose of funding the development of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Under the subject of "Modern Service," the obverse of the 2011 US Army Silver Dollar has a man and female soldier standing side by side. Inscribed around the warriors are the words LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and 2011.

The obverse was created by AIP Master Designer Richard Masters, and it was sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, who is a sculptor-engraver for the United States Mint.

It is on the reverse side of the coin that the Great Seal of the United States of America is seen. Beginning in the early 1800s, this emblem has been a part of the dress and service uniforms used by the Army as well.

The seven basic principles of the United States Army are encircled by the seal. These values are as follows: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage to name a few.

Among the further inscriptions are the following: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, United States Army, and ONE DOLLAR. Susan Gamble, an AIP Master Designer, was responsible for the design of the reverse, while Don Everhart, a Sculptor-Engraver at the United States Mint, was the one who fabricated it.

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