# 1296 - Modern American Silver Dollar Commemoratives - Part 62

We will now continue a series that I published almost two years ago, "The Modern American Silver Commemorative Dollars".

This will be a little different series, because the photos are new (I hope better than the old ones) and the text will be different (of course the basics are the same).

The info below comes mostly from: https://moderncommemoratives.com/

"The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. That year, the US Mint released commemorative half dollar coins to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Since that date, commemorative coins have been issued nearly every year to celebrate famous American people, places, events, and institutions.

Each commemorative coin program is authorized under an Act of Congress. The Act typically specifies the subject to be commemorated, the denomination of coins to be issued, and the maximum authorized mintage for each. Additionally, most commemorative coin programs include surcharges added to the cost of each coin, which will be distributed to specified beneficiary organizations or fund projects that benefit the community."

All coins weight 26.73g with 90% silver purity. They were issued in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated finish.

They will be presented in the order they were minted, but only one of each design. I will alternate the Proofs with the Brilliant Uncirculated.

The sixty-second is the PR70 DCAM 2011-P "United States Army".

"The 2011 U.S. Army Silver Dollar was issued as part of a commemorative coin program authorized to recognize and celebrate the establishment of the U.S. Army in 1775, honor the American soldier of today and yesterday, and commemorate the role of the Army in American Society. The program also includes a $5 gold coin and clad half dollar.
All prices include a $10 surcharge payable to the Army Historical Foundation."

PCGS graded 1,573 2011-P "United States Army", with 371 as PR70 DCAM. 119,829 2011-P "United States Army" were minted in Philadelphia.

I bought this coin in 2013 for $109.00 and today's price is around $90.00. The issue price was $59.95.

The obverse depicts the busts of a male and female soldier positioned back to back. A globe appears within the background to symbolize the worldwide deployment of the modern U.S. Army.

The obverse was designed and sculpted by Richard Masters.

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The reverse of the coin features the Great Seal of the United States, which is worn on Army uniforms. The seven core values of the Army surround the Seal, separated by stars. These are: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.

The reverse was designed and sculpted by Susan Gamble.

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