March of Dimes Special Silver Set Coin Images Unveiled

by Mike Unser on March 11, 2015 · 2 comments

Earlier today, the United States Mint unveiled high-resolution images of the unique dimes within the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set. Struck in 90% silver, there is the 10c reverse proof from the Philadelphia Mint and the 10c proof from the West Point Mint.

Coins in 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set

Coins in 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set

Both dimes mark a first. The U.S. Mint has never produced a reverse proof silver dime or a proof silver dime from West Point. They are only available in this special silver set, which is $61.95, has a product limit of 75,000, a household ordering limit of 5 and goes on sale May 4, 2015.

2015-P Reverse Proof Roosevelt Silver Dime - Obverse

Heads side of the 10c reverse proof

2015-W Proof Roosevelt Silver Dime - Obverse

Heads side of the 10c proof

A reverse proof finish is opposite that of a traditional proof coin, like those placed in traditional U.S. Mint Proof Sets that the San Francisco Mint makes and packages each year. In reverse proofs, the mirror-like effect appears on the raised design elements while the fields or backgrounds are frosted.

2015-P Reverse Proof Roosevelt Silver Dime - Reverse

Tails side of the 10c reverse proof

2015-W Proof Roosevelt Silver Dime - Reverse

Tails side of the 10c proof

Also in the special silver set is a proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar from West Point. Collectors will not have to wait until May 4 to get it. This coin and the Philadelphia-struck uncirculated Mach of Dimes Silver Dollar go on sale individually at noon ET on Friday, March 13. Pricing for the two coins opens at $46.95 for the proof and $43.95 for the uncirculated. When released, place orders using the Mint’s website at catalog.usmint.gov.

2015-W Proof March of Dimes Silver Dollar

Heads and tails side of the silver dollar

This year’s second U.S. Mint Commemorative Coin Program celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, now known as the March of Dimes Foundation (www.marchofdimes.org). The year’s first program honors the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service, the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency.

2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set

U.S. Mint image of its 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set and its packaging. Coins of the set are encased in a plush black clamshell case with silver trim and black cardboard outer box and sleeve.

Sales of all commemorative silver coins include a $10 surcharge. Public Law 112-209 directs March of Dimes Silver Dollar surcharge funds get paid to the Foundation to help finance research, education, and services aimed at improving the health of women, infants, and children.

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Senior March 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

I like those Dimes

Victor DeCurtis March 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm

I am waiting for the release of all these coins.

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