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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Commemorative

Tomorrow February 25, 2010 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar. This is one of two commemorative coin programs scheduled for 2010, each including the issuance of a silver dollar.


The obverse of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar features the legs and boots of three veterans. A banner across the top reads "They Stood Up for Us". Below the image, "In God We Trust", the date and mint mark, and "Liberty" appear.

The reverse of the coin features a wreath of oak branches with a ribbon wrapped around and a forget-me-not flower at the base. A central inscription reads "Take This Moment to Honor Our Disabled Defenders of Freedom". Additional inscriptions "United States of America", "E Pluribus Unum", and "One Dollar" appear surrounding the wreath.

The US Mint will offer proof and uncirculated versions of the coin, both struck at the West Point Mint. Introductory pricing in effect until March 29, 2010 will be $33.95 for uncirculated coins and $39.95 for proof coins. Regular pricing will be $35.95 and $43.95.

There will be an initial ordering limit of 100 units per option per household in effect for at least the first 30 days of release. The US Mint has not made any indication that a special set will be created for this commemorative coin program. Only the two individual ordering options have been mentioned with a maximum authorized mintage of 350,000 across both options.

The other commemorative program for this year will feature the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar. This coin is currently scheduled for release on March 23, 2010.
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22 Comments:

At February 24, 2010 at 3:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in for one of each.

 
At February 24, 2010 at 5:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're the only one!

 
At February 24, 2010 at 5:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou! American Vets for having the courage and fortitude to put up with so, So very much... that is asked of you both mentally and physically in the on going fight for Freedom. All civilian Americans should take time to think of the many rediculously incredible selfless sacrifices that they have made and continue to make for US everyday.
Thankyou!

 
At February 24, 2010 at 6:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster @ February 24, 2010 5:38 PM, I highly doubt that I'm the only one going to be purchasing these commems.
And to the poster @February 24, 2010 5:41 PM...Only one thing to say >>> well said!!

 
At February 24, 2010 at 6:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I'm for all the Vets and thankful for all their sacrifices. However, I think the US Mint could have done them a much better service by putting out a better coin. The person who designed this appears to be the same one who designed last years platinum...a diversity of injuries. Come on Mint...these true patriotic people deserve much better than what you provided!

 
At February 24, 2010 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Bowtie said...

not even buying one.

 
At February 25, 2010 at 3:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This coin looks too much like the Commem Desegregation in Education from 2007. I think the Mint could have made a much better design to honor our disabled vets. BTW, instead of making a freaking coin, why don't they give our vets better benefits???

 
At February 25, 2010 at 5:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the money spent on the banker elite bailout could have probably been better spent making better quality armoured vehicals for the troops made out of Platinum!

 
At February 25, 2010 at 6:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I notice that these Veterans Commems will not come with an easy open capsule version like the Braille did. It did remind me to go back and look at the Braille's I bought last year. Big Problem. Now I can't tell which UNC is is the easy open capsule and which is not. Does anybody know how to tell the difference between an easy open capsule and a regular one?

 
At February 25, 2010 at 6:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm down for a couple of each. I'll be checking out the sales numbers at the end of the week and figuring how they're selling overall.

 
At February 25, 2010 at 7:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any predictions on a sellout? If so , how soon? Just curious as to what the visitors to this blog think..

 
At February 25, 2010 at 9:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my order placed for these coins.I must say the mints website still isn't what it could/should be ..

 
At February 25, 2010 at 9:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, got my order in & already on back-order, way to go Mint!!!!I can see that the Mint has stepped it's game up this year...NOT

 
At February 25, 2010 at 9:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would the $10 surcharge be tax de-ductable : )

 
At February 25, 2010 at 10:14 AM , Anonymous Falcon said...

You have to feel it to buy this coin. It is not for the art they did on it. You just have to feel it to want to buy it.
Some people will buy this coin as a investment. Others will buy it because it honnors someone who went through it.
The US Mint can step up it's game and start to produce a work of art on a coin. This is a simple flat etching. Other country mints have encapsulations, holograms and bimetal coins. With all of the tech we have the US Mint should be able creat a coin that would astound the world.
The ultra high relief gold coin was nice but the average person couldn't afford it. I couldn't even afford the 1oz gold buffalo.
The US Mint could make holograms, embeaded and bimetal coins that the average person could buy first. It would let everyone own a coin that someone in another country would want to buy as a work of art.
The only hot selling coins last year were the penny and the Lincoln Dollar Set. Those coins sold for a historical reason. This coin, like most of the US coins, will sell for memory or money not for art.

 
At February 25, 2010 at 4:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rather donate some money to our great veterans then to buy this coin!

 
At February 25, 2010 at 7:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to all veterans, but when it comes to the coin, the flier I got in the mail from the Mint on this coin is nicer than the coin. Talk about a eagle in the brochure !! If they would only put that art on a coin. DDDDDUUUUHHHHH

 
At February 26, 2010 at 4:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in for a hundred.

 
At February 26, 2010 at 4:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

each.

 
At February 26, 2010 at 4:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

200 total? What do you plan to do with them?

 
At February 27, 2010 at 7:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I plan on getting 10 of each , so I can give to my local Veterans when I visit them every other week..They seem to enjoy the time I spend with them , so why not give them a little added bonus. :)

 
At March 1, 2010 at 11:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No sellout here , or, not at least till November of this year :)

 

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