Silver Dollar for Disabled Veterans of the United States of America, 2010

In 2010, the United States Mint issued the American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar, which was the first silver commemorative coin to be released by the United States Mint. It was on February 25th of that year that the Mint made the strikes available for purchase in both proof and uncirculated form.

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act approved the coins. The law's objective was to "require the Secretary of the Treasury to manufacture coins in honor of veterans who become permanently crippled in the US Armed Forces.

This covers soldiers who are still alive today and wear the scars of their duty, veterans who passed away after having lived with those scars, and veterans who passed away as a consequence of injuries they sustained while serving.

There were only a total of 350,000 of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollars that were permitted to be struck and distributed across all product possibilities in 2010.

The picture that was selected for the obverse design of the America Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar in 2010 depicts the legs and boots of three veterans from the United States of America. Clearly visible in the image is one of those veterans who is utilizing a pair of crutches.

Don Everhart, a sculptor-engraver at the United States Mint, provided both the design and the sculpture for it. Inscriptions that read "THEY STOOD UP FOR US," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "2010," and "LIBERTY" are placed all around the image.

The forget-me-not flower is depicted on the reverse of the coin, which is positioned at the foot of a wreath made of oak branches. The inscriptions that read "Take This Moment to Honor Our Disabled Defenders of Freedom" are located inside the wreath.

Two inscriptions, "United States of America" and "One Dollar," are placed all around the design. Thomas Cleveland, a master designer for the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Program, was responsible for its design, while Joseph Menna, a sculptor-engraver for the United States Mint also contributed to its creation.

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