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ANA Wants WWI Commemorative Coin

By March 25, 2012

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The United States has remembered the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War on U.S. commemorative coins, but has not issued any coin that honor World War I veterans. ANA Numismatic Educator Rod Gillis is working to correct that omission. Gillis began the effort to create the World War I commemorative by contacting Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and he agreed to sponsor H.R. 4107, the "World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act." Please contact your Congressional representative and voice your support. Contact information can be found at www.house.gov/representatives. If you have questions about this effort, please contact Gillis at 719-482-9845 or email him at gillis@money.org.

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March 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm
(1) M Wayne Roback says:

I whole heartedly agree with this. It about time the WWI vets were honored. I had a great uncle that lost his life in WWI and I feel America owes a debt of tribute to those who fought in that terrible bloody war.

March 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm
(2) Gary reagles says:

They should have a coin to honor them. Too bad had to wait until all them are dead before they could be reconized.

March 29, 2012 at 1:16 am
(3) Dan says:

I agree that it should be made, preferably as a silver proof, low mintage.

March 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm
(4) Jim says:

Perhaps they should base it off the design of the peace dollar

April 4, 2012 at 10:42 am
(5) coiny says:

I have to vote undecided. Usually when a coin is commemorated in this country, part of the proceeds goes to an organisation of some sort to help in cost expenditures. I have no clue as to where this money will go. If it only has something to do with filling the treasurys coffers. I have to say no.

If collectors don’t have a problem with it. Then do it. But – just remember the last fiasco with the coin everyone waited for, but hardly anyone got one. I wasn’t notified by the mint through email the coin was even available. I found out here through Jim’s newsletter. By then it was to late.

Good luck!

coiny

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