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Disabled Vets $1 on sale

Proof and uncirculated examples of the American Veterans Disabled for Life silver dollar are scheduled to be put on sale by the U.S. Mint Feb. 25.

Prices were not available at press time, but other recent commemoratives were priced at $37.95 for the proof at the pre-issue discount price and $33.95 for the uncirculated.

There will be a maximum combined proof and uncirculated coin mintage of 350,000 pieces. Both the proof and the uncirculated coins will be struck at West Point Mint and will carry the “W” mintmark.

The obverse design depicts legs and boots of three veterans with the bottoms of crutches indicating the degree of injury.

Across the upper rim is the inscription, THEY STOOD UP FOR US.

IN GOD WE TRUST and the date are also on the obverse.

On the reverse is a forget-me-not flower at the base of a wreath wrapped in a ribbon that cradles and supports clusters of oak branches, according to the Mint description.

The oak branches represent strength, while the forget-me-not is a widely recognized icon that first served as a reminder of those who fought and became disabled in World War I.

The inscriptions are “Take This Moment to Honor Our Disabled Defenders of Freedom,” UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE DOLLAR.

A $10 surcharge from the sale of the coins will go to the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation to support the construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington.

For more information, visit the Mint’s Web site at www.usmint.gov.

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