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American Veterans Silver Dollar Available from the US Mint Today

The United States Mint today announced that it will begin accepting orders for the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on February 25, 2010.

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-277) authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue silver one-dollar coins in commemoration of disabled American Veterans. The mintage limit for the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar is set at 350,000 coins across all product options. Available options include proof and uncirculated versions of the coin, struck in 90 percent silver.

Special Introductory Pricing for the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar is available until March 29, 2010, after which regular prices will apply:
Proof Silver Dollar – Introductory Pricing $39.95 – Regular Pricing $43.95
Uncirculated Silver Dollar – Introductory Pricing $33.95 – Regular Pricing $35.95

The coin’s obverse (heads side) was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. The design features the legs and boots of three disabled veterans, which pays tribute to the service and sacrifice of our disabled veterans. The inscription THEY STOOD UP FOR US is in the banner along the coin’s upper rim. Additional inscriptions on the obverse are IN GOD WE TRUST, 2010 and LIBERTY.

The coin’s reverse (tails side) was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna. The design depicts a forget-me-not flower at the base of a wreath wrapped in a ribbon that cradles and supports clusters of oak branches. The oak branches represent strength, while the forget-me-not is a widely accepted symbol of remembrance for those who sacrificed their lives for our country. The inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Take This Moment to Honor Our Disabled Defenders of Freedom, and ONE DOLLAR.

Surcharges from sales of the commemorative coin are authorized to be paid to the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation to support the construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., authorized by Congress in 2000.

Customers may order the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar coins at the United States Mint Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, or at the toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A shipping and handling Charge of $4.95 per order will be added to all domestic orders.

The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of February 25, 2010, noon ET shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.

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