US Mint Director Ed Moy on Saturday, August 22, unveiled the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Coin designs.
Meant to honor those who were permanently disabled while serving in the United States Military, the coins will have a face value of $1 and contain 90% silver.
The obverse (head side) bears an image of the legs and boots of three disabled veterans. A pair of crutches is visible along with the inscriptions 'THEY STOOD UP FOR US,' 'IN GOD WE TRUST,' '2010' and 'LIBERTY.'
The bill easily passed in May of 2007 by a House vote of 416 to 0. It was quickly moved into the Senate for consideration, but in typical legislative fashion it settled soundly in committee awaiting either complete and forever forgetfulness, or action. Action won-over on May 20.