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Less than 300 Legion anniversary three coin sets remain

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When The American Legion's 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin series went on sale March 14 by the U.S. Mint, 7,500 of the three coin proof set were available. As of now, less than 300 sets remain.

The three coin proof set includes all three coins – $5 gold coin, silver dollar and clad half dollar.

U.S. Mint Director David Ryder addressed delegates at the Legion's 101st National Convention in Indianapolis Aug. 27 about the coin series.

“The Mint is proud to have been a part of the Legion’s commemorative coin program that celebrates such an important milestone. You can be sure that veterans were involved in every step of the way with the development of this important program,” said Ryder, who said that the U.S. Mint has nearly 1,700 employees and veterans make up 35 percent of that workforce.

After Dec. 31, the U.S. Mint will no longer sell the Legion's commemorative coin series.

To make a purchase or for more information about the centennial coins, go to or call 800-872-6468.

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A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.