US Mint 2010 Silver Commemorative Coins

December 21, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

2010 Silver Commemorative CoinsTwo United States Mint commemorative silver coins are scheduled for release in 2010.

These two coins are the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar and the 2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar.

[Editor’s note: For always up to date information on new commemoratives, visit the page: Silver Commemorative Coins.]

Both are to be struck in proof and uncirculated qualities and both will adhere to the following specifications:

  • Weight: 26.73 Grams
  • Diameter: 1.50 Inches (38.10 mm)
  • Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
  • Maximum Mintage: 350,000

In addition, the legislation authorizing each coin also requires that the designs include a designation of the face value, an inscription of the year of issuance ‘2010’ as well as ‘Liberty’, ‘In God We Trust’, ‘United States of America’, and ‘E Pluribus Unum’.

Specifics for both coins are offered below:

2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar

With a release planned for February 2010, the US Mint will honor disabled American veterans who answered their nations call to service and ended up disabled for life as a result.

2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Coin Designs

These coins were authorized by the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law No: 110-277) which was signed into law by former President Bush on July 17, 2008.

US Mint Director Ed Moy unveiled the designs for the coins at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 2009 National Convention in Denver in August. (See American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Coin Designs.)

The obverse (heads side) of each coin shows the legs of three disabled veterans along with a banner containing the inscription ‘THEY STOOD UP FOR US.’ The reverse (tails side) has a forget-me-not flower at the base of a wreath of oak branches wrapped in a ribbon. Inside the wreath is the inscription ‘Take This Moment to Honor Our Disabled Defenders of Freedom.’

A $10 surcharge is to be added to the sale of each coin that will be paid to the Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation in order to help with construction costs of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C.

2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Silver Dollar

Former President Bush also signed the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act into law (Public Law No: 110-363) on October 6, 2008. This law dictates the sale of the coins not to be allowed before February 8, 2010 (the date of the centennial of the organizations creation), as such, the US Mint is planning a March issuance.

2010 Boy Scouts Silver Dollar Designs - Click to Enlarge

The silver dollar designs were released by the US Mint on Dec. 17, 2009. (See Boy Scouts of America Silver Dollar Coin Designs or Boy Scouts Coins.)

The obverse shows three members of the Boy Scout organization, a Cub Scout, a female Venturer and a Boy Scout. Each are in full uniform, and each are saluting. Over the group is the inscription ‘Continuing the Journey.’ The reverse contains the universal emblem of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) along with the inscriptions ‘Boy Scouts of America’ and ‘Be Prepared.’

The legislation authorizing the coins also allows for a $10 surcharge to be collected on the sale of each coin. This surcharge is to be forwarded to the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation which in turn will provide grants to local councils for the extension of Scouting in hard to serve areas.

About the United States Mint

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 gold, silver and platinum bullion coins.


4 Responses to “US Mint 2010 Silver Commemorative Coins”
  1. Jace says:

    I am new to coin collecting – what is the likely price for the new Boy Scout Commemorative Coin? How can I pre-order some coins?

  2. terry ragland says:

    i just can’t wait,but i do wonder what the price will be but, who really care’s it’s for a good cause

  3. Gary R West says:

    Thanks to a tour in Viet Nam, I am disabled for life. I would like to know when and where and how much an “American Veterans Disabled For Life Commemorative Coin”, can be obtained? Thank you for any information.

  4. Frank says:

    It’s available now (veterans coins) @

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