Infantry Soldier Commemorative Silver Dollars

2012 Infantry Soldier Proof Silver Dollar - Reverse (US Mint image)

2012 Infantry Soldier Proof Silver Dollar - Reverse (US Mint image)

The 2012 Infantry Soldier Commemorative Silver Dollars were issued by the United States Mint in 2012 "in commemoration of the legacy of the U.S. Army Infantry and the establishment of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center." That is according to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-357), which authorized them.

Under the terms of the Act, the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars will be struck to both proof and uncirculated conditions. A maximum mintage of 350,000 across all product options was further required by the Act.

Light infantry in the United States was first formed by the Second Continental Congress. On June 14, 1775, the Congress established 10 companies of light infantry in anticipation of their need in the following infant years of the soon to be new nation.

Since then, the infantry branch of the United States Army has earned a respected place in the annals of history. Fifteen former U.S. Presidents had served in the infantry all of whom saw action during their tenure.

Surcharges of ten dollars will be collected by the US Mint on the sale of each Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar. These surcharges will be forwarded to the National Infantry Foundation to establish an endowment to help support the maintenance of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center after its completion.

In 2012, the US Mint will also strike and release Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins.

Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Designs

2012 Infantry Soldier Proof Silver Dollar - Obverse (US Mint image)

2012 Infantry Soldier Proof Silver Dollar - Obverse (US Mint image)

Obverse design: The obverse of the Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar depicts a modern Infantry soldier on rocky ground charging forward while beckoning for his fellow troops to follow emblematic of the "Follow Me" motto of the Infantry.  Inscriptions are LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2012. The obverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso.

Reverse design: The coin's reverse (tails side) shows the crossed rifles branch insignia of the Infantry. Reverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM. The reverse was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by Norman E. Nemeth.

"The United States Mint wanted infantry soldiers and their families to be the first people in the nation to see the designs of this new U.S. commemorative silver dollar being created in their honor," said B. B. Craig, Associate Director of Sales and Marketing for the United States Mint at an unveiling of the design at Fort Benning Stadium.  "So we have come here tonight, joined by these distinguished guests, to unveil the coin designs of the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar for the first time." 

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: West Point
Face Value: $1
Date: 2012
Condition: Proof and Uncirculated
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Standard Weight: 26.730 g
Standard Diameter: 38.10 mm
Edge: Reeded
Authorizing Law: Public Law 110-357
Obverse Design: Joel Iskowitz / Michael Gaudioso
Reverse Design: Ronald D. Sanders / Norman E. Nemeth

Product Availability

Release Date: February 16, 2012
Release Price: $49.95 proof, $44.95 uncirculated
Mintage Limits: 350,000
Order Limits: tba
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
Sold Out Date: tbd
Sold In: by itself
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