We're thrilled that the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin is on-sale now through December 31, 2015. The coin celebrates 75 years of research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Provided below are the answers to key questions regarding the coin.
Q: How did the coin come about?
A: The silver dollar coin was authorized by act of Congress thanks to the efforts of March of Dimes volunteers and members of Congress. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law in 2012 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the organization.
Q: How many of the coins will be made?
A: The United States Mint will produce a maximum of 500,000 across all product options of the silver dollar coin. The silver dollar coins will be issued in both uncirculated and proof finishes and are legal tender. A special set will also be available later this spring, featuring a March of Dimes proof silver dollar and two silver Roosevelt dimes – one proof dime from the West Point Mint and a reverse proof dime from the Philadelphia Mint. The United States Mint will produce a maximum of 75,000 special sets.
Q: What’s the difference between the uncirculated and proof qualities?
A: Proof finish commemorative coins are made from highly polished planchets (coin blanks) and dies and are struck more than once to accent the design. Proof coins receive the highest quality strike possible and can be distinguished by their mirrored background and frosted foreground. Uncirculated finish commemorative coins are manufactured using the same process as circulating coins but with quality enhancements such as high coining force and early strikes from dies. To learn more about commemorative coins, visit the United States Mint’s program information pages.
Q: How much will the coins be sold for?
A: The price of the coin will be $48.95 for uncirculated and $51.95 for proof. Orders received by 5 p.m. April 13, 2015 will take advantage of introductory pricing at $43.95 for uncirculated finish and $46.95 for proof finish. Shipping charges are additional.
Q: How do I purchase a coin from the United States Mint?
A: At noon on March 13, 2015, you can either call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) or order online. Feel free to request a brochure with an order card directly from the United States Mint, by calling the above phone number.
Q: Will the March of Dimes benefit from the sale of these coins?
A: March of Dimes is authorized to receive $10 from each silver dollar sold after the United States Mint has recouped their costs.
We encourage you to share the news of this historic coin so the March of Dimes can help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies!