2017 I Want You 1 oz Silver Round
This exclusive new 2017 1 oz .999 fine silver commemorative round is released in honor of the 100th anniversary of the famous, "I Want You!" World War I recruitment poster. The iconic poster, later referred to as "Uncle Sam Wants You," quickly became famous around the world.
Capturing the Uncle Sam poster for the first time in .999 fine silver bullion, the overall design is very striking. The obverse displays the poster in the center field, encircled with inscriptions, "100th Anniversary" arched at the top, and 1917-2017 at the bottom. Five stars on the right and left complete the circle.
The reverse heralds the great patriotism, which the poster helped to focus at critical time in US and World history. A large, staffed American flag fills the center field, its stars and stripes flapping in the strong winds that the coming years would bring. Encircling the flag at are the inscriptions, "United States of America" at the top, and the weight and purity at the bottom.
This is a truly remarkable and beautifully designed piece. It is as well, an inspiring reminder of the sacrifices of these brave men and women during those turbulent years. Desiring to honor this 100th anniversary, Dillon Gage Metals has produced a commemorative silver round that you would be proud to own and display. Don't pass this one by!
- Commemorative Round.
- Contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- IRA Acceptable.
- Obverse: Features the iconic 1917 Uncle Sam, "I Want You" WW I recruitment poster.
- Reverse: Displays a bold American flag standing against the strong headwinds.
The history of the famous "I Want You" poster goes back to 1917, shortly after the United States entered World War I following a declaration of war against Germany. Designed by then famous 40-year-old magazine illustrator James Montgomery Flagg, four million of the recruitment posters were printed and then plastered on walls and lampposts in cities from coast to coast.
The iconic Uncle Sam posters were revived again in 1941 at the outset of America's entrance into World War II and proved every bit as successful a recruitment tool as the first time around. Flagg's famous poster and other patriotic imagery even drew praise from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.