2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Images Revealed

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 30, 2015 · 5 comments

The United States Mint on Thursday released images of the March of Dimes Silver Dollar, the second commemorative coin program of 2015 that was authorized by Public Law 112-209 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes.

2015-W Proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar

2015-W Proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar

Up until now, only line-art images of the dollar had been available. Those were revealed late last year following the end of a selection process that included reviews of 40 proposed designs.

On the obverse or heads side of the silver dollar are profile portraits of two individuals with strong historical ties to the March of Dimes and its fight against polio — President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk. Inscriptions are "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2015." This design was created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Paul C. Balan and executed by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Guardioso.

The reverse offers a design emblematic of the March of Dimes commitment to healthy babies. It depicts a baby cuddled in the hand of a parent as designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. Reverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "$1" and "MARCH OF DIMES."

These two designs will be featured on two collectible versions, a proof silver dollar minted at the U.S. Mint facility in West Point (shown above) and an uncirculated silver dollar struck at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia (shown below).

2015-P Uncirculated March of Dimes Silver Dollar

2015-P Uncirculated March of Dimes Silver Dollar

Specifications of the coins are the same as other modern commemorative silver dollars. This includes a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper, a weight of 26.730 grams and a diameter of 1.500 inches.

According to the U.S. Mint’s online product schedule, they will be released for sale to the public on March 13, 2015. Pricing is yet to be determined but should fall in line with other similar products such as the just released U.S. Marshals Silver Dollars. The proof U.S. Marshals Silver Dollars are now available at the introductory pricing of $46.95 with the uncirculated offered for $43.95. Introductory pricing typically lasts for four weeks before regular pricing kicks in at $5 higher.

Prices will include a $10 surcharge for the March of Dimes Foundation to help finance research, education, and services aimed at improving the health of women, infants, and children.

Also, of note, the United States Mint indicates a 2015 March of Dimes Special Set will be offered later in the year. Details of the set have not been announced.

As directed by the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Act, Public Law 112-209, up to 500,000 of the collectible silver dollars may be sold.

Larger images of the two silver dollar versions are immediately below. When in hand, the proof coin shows a sharp contrast of frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds. Uncirculated coins look more like a brand new coin found in circulation.

2015-W Proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar - Obverse

Image of the proof obverse

2015-W Proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar - Reverse

Image of the proof reverse


2015-P Uncirculated March of Dimes Silver Dollar - Obverse

Image of the uncirculated obverse

2015-P Uncirculated March of Dimes Silver Dollar - Reverse

Image of the uncirculated reverse

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Victor DeCurtis January 30, 2015 at 7:12 am

I want them!And, I want the special set, that will be made later in the year. Now, kiddies, remember! Take heed! Do not be hasty! Since two different offerings will be made, don’t split the mint’s seal, on the mailing box, until we all know, whether these will be four unique coins, in two different packages, or, as in 2006, a rehashed set that had only one “unique” ASE. the reverse proof. You have been so advised! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

Ilovesilver January 30, 2015 at 9:22 am

what I saw at Long Beach Expo : the special set contain March of dime coin and 2 dimes ( 10 cents) coin!
But one of the dime is Reverse Proof Silver !! the mint official told me ; the mintage is about 10k-50k
that the dime will be one of the kind, and may be this year US Mint Jackpot:)
because the other products like High Relief will have over 100k mintages

Victor DeCurtis January 30, 2015 at 9:54 am

That sounds like the mint has finally kept the collector and not the dealers in mind.

Keep Calm & Stack On January 30, 2015 at 1:30 pm

From an acquaintance on another blog –

The dimes are currently on display at the Long Beach Expo.
The special set will contain a proof silver dollar, a silver reverse proof dime produced in Philadelphia with a P mint mark and silver dime produced in West Point with a W mint mark.
We do not have any information yet about the on-sale date, pricing, product limit or Household Order Limits.

Senior February 11, 2015 at 4:10 pm

These dollar pieces are more of the same no for me.

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