The American Legion was founded at the American Club near Place de la Concorde in Paris on March 15, 1919. Over the past century, the American Legion has taken a leading role in organizing commemorative events to honor US soldiers, provide assistance at VA hospitals and clinics, and lobby on behalf of interests that involve veterans and service members.
On the obverse face of the 2019-W $5 American Legion 100th Anniversary Gold coin is a design that commemorates the organization’s founding in France after victory in World War I. The outer rim has the geometric design from the American Legion emblem. In the center, the Eiffel Tower in Paris features prominently with a “V” over it.
The reverse field of 2019 $5 American Legion 100th Anniversary Gold Coins includes a soaring American bald eagle, the symbol of the nation during times of war and peace. Included in the design field is the American Legion emblem and there are engravings of “United States of America” and “E Pluribus Unum.”
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