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USO One Dollar Commemorative Dollar

06 Feb 2019  Wed

USO stands for United States Organization; it is a non-profit charitable corporation that provides live entertainment like comedians, actors, musicians, social facilities, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

USO was founded in the year 1941 by Mary Ingraham in response from the request of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was started to provide morale and recreation services to the United States uniformed military personnel. Since from 1941, it is working in Partnership with Department of War and later, they also started working with Department of Defence. They rely heavily on private contribution and funds on goods and services from a various corporation and individuals donors.

This commemorative one dollar was issued on 8th June 1991 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of United States Organization. The obverse of this coin depicts the image of USO pennant and inscription ‘50th Anniversary’. The reverse of the coin depicts the image of an eagle perched upon a globe with USO banner in its beak. The inscription ‘FIFTY YEARS THEME’ and ‘TO SERVICE PEOPLE’ is written on the left and right side of the globe.

Image Courtesy: usmint.gov

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