American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar – Proof

2010 American Veterans Disabled For Life Proof Coin - click to enlarge

General Coin Information

The United States Mint released the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Proof Coin on February 25, 2010. It was struck from an alloy consisting of 90% silver and 10% copper.

Authorized by the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-277), a maximum of 350,000 could be struck across all product options.

The authorizing law also stipulates that a surcharge was to be added to the sale of each coin which is to be forwarded to the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation for use in construction a memorial dedicated to disabled veterans.

An uncirculated version of this coin was also released on the same day.

Additional information on US Mint commemorative coins may be found on the Commemorative Coins page of CoinNews.net

Obverse Design

Don Everhart designed and sculpted the obverse which shows the legs of three disabled American veterans along with the inscriptions "THEY STOOD UP FOR US," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "LIBERTY," "2010" and the mintmark.

Reverse Design

A wreath of oak branches with a forget-me-not flower at its base surrounds the inscription "Take This Moment to Honor Our Disabled Defenders of Freedom.' It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Thomas Cleveland and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Norm Nemeth. Also shown are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "ONE DOLLAR."

American Veterans Coin Specifications

   
   Mint: United States Mint
   Mintmark: to be determined
   Finish/Condition: Proof
   Metal Content: 90% silver, 10% copper
   Weight: 26.730 grams nominal
   Diameter: 1.500 inches (+-0.003) or 38.10 mm (+-0.08)
   Edge: Reeded
   Issue Date: 25 February 2010
   Issue Price: to be determined
   Mintage Limit: 350,000(across all product options)
   Face Value: $1
   Obverse Designer/Engraver: Don Everhart
   Reverse Designer/Engraver: Thomas Cleveland/Norm Nemeth

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