2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

The 2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar is one of two silver dollars issued by the United States Mint in 2012 emblematic of the US Infantry Soldier. The other was a proof version coin containing the same designs.

2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Mintage: 350,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: tbd
Authorizing Coin Law
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Both Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars were authorized by Congress under the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act signed into law on October 8, 2008. Under the act, the coins were to be "emblematic of the courage, pride, sacrifice,
sense of duty, and history of the United States Infantry."

The National Infantry Foundation was the designated beneficiary of a $10 surcharge collected on the sale of each of these silver dollars.

2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Coins

As previously mentioned, the United States Mint released both proof and uncirculated versions of the 2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative SIlver Dollars. These coins were limited to a maximum mintage of 350,000 across all product options and featured the same obverse and reverse imagery.

Issue Information

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

Release Date

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

Issue Price

Upon release, these coins were sold by the US Mint for $44.95 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

The obverse and the reverse of the Infantry Soldier Dollars were designed to be emblematic of the US Infantry and the qualities possessed by those soldiers. The US Mint describes the designs 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: Uncirculated
Composition: 90% silver, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 26.730 g
Standard Diameter: 1.500 inches
Edge: Reeded

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