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U.S. Mint Announces WWI Centennial 2018 Commemorative Coin Design Competition

2018 World War I Centennial Commemorative Coin design competition

A Call for Artists

The United States Mint is pleased to announce a public competition to design the 2018 World War I American Veterans Centennial Silver Dollar. This competition is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are at least 18 years or older.

During Phase One of the competition, which is open from February 29 – April 28, 2016, artists are encouraged to submit their contact information and three to five work samples using the online form. Up to 20 applicants from Phase One will be selected to participate in Phase Two, where they will create and submit designs and plasters for the final coin.

Important Dates

  1. Applications Open: February 29, 2016
  2. Application Deadline: April 28, 2016
  3. Artists Notified if Selected to Submit a Design: May 31, 2016
  4. Submissions Must Be Received By: July 31, 2016
  5. Winner Announced: January 2017

Read Official Rules

Message from the Principal Deputy Director

Dear Potential Contestant,

The World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Design Competition is an exciting opportunity for American artists to design a coin that will preserve an important time in American history and convey a sense of pride. World War I required the entire nation to get behind their armed forces. This truly is an opportunity to capture the sentiment and patriotism of the time. The coin will help future generations understand and appreciate the impact of what was called “the war to end all wars.”

Rhett Jeppson
Principal Deputy Director
United States Mint

United States Mint
United States Minthttps://www.usmint.gov/
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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