On Oct. 9th The US Mint officially announced the design of the US WW1 Centennial collectible silver dollar. After quite a lot of discussion, the mint decided to issue only one such coin. It will be available early next year for a price yet to be determined, but probably around $60, with $10 to go towards the cost of constructing the national memorial at Pershing Park.

You can read about the event and the coin here.

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and is affiliated with the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Salonika Campaign Society and the Gallipoli Association.