Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Program

The 2024 Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Program honors the service and sacrifice of American soldiers and civilians during World War II. Public Law 117-162, the Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Act, authorizes the U.S. Mint to issue $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half dollar clad coins emblematic of the National World War II Memorial.


The National World War II Memorial honors the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people to the common defense of the nation during World War II. The groups represented include the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the United States; the more than 400,000 who died; and all who supported the war effort from home by joining the workforce, increasing factory and farm outputs, planting “victory gardens,” and through rationing.

The Memorial is meant to inspire future generations of Americans, deepening their appreciation of the World War II generation’s accomplishments in securing freedom and democracy. Above all, the Memorial stands as an important symbol of American national unity.

The Memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004, and was dedicated one month later. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

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Coin prices include surcharges of $35 for each $5 gold coin, $10 for each silver dollar, and $5 for each clad half dollar. The Public Law authorizes the surcharges to be paid to the Friends of the National World War II Memorial to support the National Park Service in maintaining and repairing the World War II Memorial, and for educational and commemorative programs.

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