This impressive commemorative is a tribute to U.S. Army soldiers of yesterday and today. Established in 1775, the Army was the country’s first military service. Shown is a Continental soldier fighting for freedom during the Revolutionary War. The obverse engraving honors the Army’s peacetime service with images of surveying and building, as well as an Army rocket used during early space exploration. The copper-nickel half dollar features stunning proof minting with deep-etched frosted engravings and dazzling mirror-like backgrounds.