The 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollars were one of two commemorative coin programs offered by the United States Mint for the year. The coins were authorized under Public Law No: 110-277, first proposed as H.R. 634 The American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act.
The silver dollars are issued to honor the service of disabled veterans who survived the ordeals or war and made enormous personal sacrifices to defend the principles of democracy. The program authorizes the production of up to 350,000 face value $1 silver coins with a weight of 26.73 grams, diameter of 1.5 inches, and composition of 90% silver. Both proof and uncirculated versions of the coins will be available.
The obverse design of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar features the legs and boots of veterans with one pair of crutches in the image. The inscriptions read “They Stood Up for Us”, “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, and the date of issue “2010”.
The reverse of the coin features a wreath composed of oak leaves and branches, representing strength. A forget-me-not flower is at the base of the wreath, a widely recognized icon that was first used as a reminder of disabled veterans of World War I. A central inscription reads, “Take This Moment to Honor Our Disabled Defenders of Freedom”. Other inscriptions surrounding the wreath include “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum” and “One Dollar”.
The obverse and reverse of the coin were designed and sculpted by Don Everhart.
Sales of the Disabled Veterans Silver Dollar began at the US Mint on February 25, 2010. Under introductory pricing, the proof version of the coin was priced at $39.95 and the unicruclated version was priced at $33.95. Each price includes a $10 surcharge per coin which will be paid to the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation for the construction of a memorial in Washington DC.
Mint: West Point
Mintage: To be determined, to a maximum of 350,000
Weight: 26.73 grams
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Diameter: 1.5 inches
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