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2012-W Silver Dollar Infantry Soldier Commemorative Proof
Honor the Sacrifices Made by Our Nation’s Infantry
They’re called by many names: Grunts, Ground Pounders, Boots, GIs, Trigger Pullers, Bullet Catchers, Dog Faces – and more. But by whatever name they are referred to, the United States Infantry Soldier is an indispensable part of America’s Armed Forces. Established by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1775 when it authorized the creation of ten companies of light infantry, America’s infantry soldiers have borne the brunt of the nation’s combat operations since that day more than 240 years ago. In fact, military statistics show that nearly 75 percent of all our nation’s war casualties have been sustained by the infantry.
To honor the sacrifices made by our nation’s brave foot soldiers and to raise awareness about the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, which opened in June of 2009, the U.S. Mint released this commemorative silver dollar in 2012. Surcharges from the sale of these coins raised more than $2 million for the National Infantry Foundation
Struck at the West Point Mint in 90% silver, this legal-tender commemorative coin is an exciting and heroic tribute to America’s combat soldiers. The obverse image designed by Joel Iskowitz depicts an infantryman heading over the top of a rocky hill in a vivid representation of the infantry’s motto: “Follow Me!” The coin’s reverse features the infantry’s emblem – a pair of crossed rifles – as designed by Ronald D. Sanders.
Each year, the U.S. Mint strikes one-year-only commemorative silver dollar proofs. These magnificent coins make a touching present to a loved one or an important addition to your collection. Secure yours now!
- TRUIBUTE TO AMERICA’S BRAVE FOOT SOLDIERS – This coin was released to honor the sacrifices made by our nation’s brave infantry soldiers. The obverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and features a soldier leading the way over the top of a rocky hill. The reverse was designed by Ronald D. Sanders and shows the crossed-rifle emblem of the United States Infantry.
- STRUCK IN FINE SILVER – Each of these commemorative dollars were struck in 26.73 grams of 90% fine silver.
- LEGAL TENDER U.S. COMMEMORATIVE – These 2012-W Infantry Silver Commemoratives are $1 legal tender.
- GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2012-W Infantry Silver Commemorative was struck at the West Point Mint in gorgeous Proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
- LOW LIMITED EDITION – The final mintage for the 2012-W Infantry Silver Commemorative Proof was just 161,151.
Pay tribute to the heavy sacrifice made by America’s foot soldiers with the 2012-W $1 Infantry Silver Commemorative Proof. Click one to your cart today!
|Year of Issue||2012|
|Mint Name||West Point - W|
|Coin Weight||26.73 Grams - g|