US Mint 5 Star Generals commemorative coins

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24 October 2012
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The US Mint has unveiled details of the six coins which will form its 5 Star Generals issue. ...

The three new coins are part of a commemorative programme to mark the 132nd anniversary of the United States Army Command and Staff College (CGSC), which was established in 1881 - the oldest military staff college in the USA.

Each of the generals featured on the coins either taught at or attended the CGSC - they are:

Douglas Macarthur

George C Marshall

Henry 'Hap' Arnold

Dwight D Eisenhower

Omar N Bradley

The $5 gold coin features a portrait of General Douglas Macarthur with a reverse design of the Leavenworth Lamp, symbol of the Collage. On the $1 silver coin are generals Marshall and Eisenhower with a reverse of the Leavenworth and the crest of Fort Leavenworth. The half-dollar clad coin has portraits of generals Arnold and Bradley with a reverse design featuring the crest of Fort Leavenworth.

Surcharges will be collected on sales of each coin and forwarded to the Secretary to the Command and General Staff College Foundation to help finance its support of the Command and General Staff College. These surcharges include $35 for each gold coin sold, $10 for each silver dollar and $5 for each clad half dollar.

5 Star Generals issue details

Gold

Composition: 90% gold, 10% alloy

Diameter: 0.850 inch (±0.003) or 21.59 mm (±0.08)

Weight: 8.359 grams nominal

Thickness: 0.069 inch (±0.003) or 1.75 mm (±0.08)

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Edge: reeded

Silver

Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper

Diameter: 1.500 inches (±0.003) or 38.10 mm (±0.08)

Weight: 26.730 grams nominal

Thickness: 0.109 inch (±0.003) or 2.77 mm (±0.08)

Edge: Reeded

Clad

Composition: 8.33% nickel, balance copper

Diameter: 1.205 inches (±0.002) or 30.61 mm (±0.05)

Weight: 11.34 grams (±0.454)

Thickness: 0.083 inch (±0.004) or 2.10 mm (±0.10)

Edge: reeded

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