2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

The 2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar was released as part of the first commemorative coin series to appear from the United States Mint in 2012. These strikes were released for sale to the public on February 16, 2012.

2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

Mintage: 350,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: tbd
Authorizing Coin Law
U.S. Mint Online Site


Congress required the designs found on the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars to be "emblematic of the courage, pride, sacrifice,
sense of duty, and history of the United States Infantry" when it passed the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act. This Act was signed into law on October 8, 2008.

A surcharge of $10 per silver dollar was required by the legislation. This surcharge was directed to the National Infantry Foundation.

2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Coins

In addition to this proof silver dollar, the United States Mint also released a 2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar. Both versions feature the same imagery and specifications with only their finish being different.

Maximum mintage for the complete series is 350,000, as dictated by law. This includes both the proof and uncirculated versions.

Issue Information

Each Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar is struck from 90% silver and features a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar on February 16, 2012.

Issue Price

Upon release, these coins were sold by the US Mint for $49.95 which reflected a $5 introductory price discount. The discount was lifted on March 19, 2012.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Mint struck these coins at its facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

Congress required the designs of the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars to be emblematic of the qualities of the US Infantry. Those designs are described by the US Mint with:

The obverse (heads side) features a modern Infantry soldier on rocky ground charging forward and beckoning the troops to follow, symbolizing the "Follow Me" motto of the Infantry.  Inscriptions are LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2012.  The coin’s reverse (tails side) features the crossed rifles branch insignia of the Infantry, with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Proof
Composition: 90% silver, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 26.730 g
Standard Diameter: 1.500 inches
Edge: Reeded

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