Issued as the first of two different commemoratives by the United States Mint in 2010 was the Disabled American Veterans Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin. These silver coins honor disabled veterans of the American Armed Forces.
The silver dollar coins were authorized by the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-277) which was signed into law on July 17, 2008. A maximum mintage of 350,000 were authorized across all product options.
Disabled American Veterans Silver Dollar Information
The U.S. Mint released the 2010 Disabled American Veterans Silver Dollars on February 25, 2010. Both proof and uncirculated versions of the commemorative coins were issued.
The proof silver dollar had an introductory price of $39.95 while the uncirculated silver dollar had an introductory price of $33.95. After approximately five weeks, the introductory prices were ended and the coins sold for $43.95 and $35.95, respectively.
A surcharge of $10 was included in these prices, and collected by the U.S. Mint to be forwarded to the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation (http://www.avdlm.org/) for use towards construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C. That memorial was authorized by Congress back in 2000.
Shown on the obverse of the silver coin is a design containing the legs and boots of three disabled veterans. The design also shows a pair of crutches along with the inscriptions THEY STOOD UP FOR US, IN GOD WE TRUST, 2010 and LIBERTY. It was designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.
The silver dollar reverse depicts a forget-me-not flower at the base of a wreath of oak branches wrapped in a ribbon. The design symbolizes strength while encircling the inscription "Take This Moment to Honor Our Disabled Defenders of Freedom." Also shown are the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE DOLLAR. It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.
For reference, the other commemorative coin issued in 2010 was the Boy Scouts Silver Dollar.
2010 Disabled American Veterans Silver Dollar Coin Specifications
|Composition:||90% silver, 10% copper|
|Total Estimated Mintage:||350,000 across all product options|
|Minting Facility:||West Point (W)|
|Obverse Design:||image of the legs of three disabled veterans|
|Obverse Designer / Sculptor:||Don Everhart|
|Reverse Design:||wreath of oak branched with inscription inside|
|Reverse Designer / Sculptor:||Thomas Cleveland / Joseph Menna|