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March of Dimes – New Commemorative Coin Designs

The March of Dimes Foundation, which aims to bring an end to birth defects, infant mortality and premature birth, and the U.S. Mint have unveiled the chosen designs for a 1$ dollar commemorative that will be issued in 2015 in honor of the March of Dimes Foundation.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 with the primary aim to fight polio, but it has since then expanded its mission to include the promotion of general health when it comes to babies and pregnant women. It is therefore not much of a surprise to learn that the U.S. Mint is obligated by the Public Law 112-209, the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Act of 2012, to include a surcharge of $10 per coin in terms of the pricing for the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin. The U.S. Mint will pay the extra money collected to the March of Dimes Foundation in order to help finance education, research and services that are aimed at improving the health of babies, children and women. Beyond the $10 surcharge per coin, no other pricing information was released at this stage. We can expect more specific pricing information closer to the launch of the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin.

The above-mentioned law, Public Law 112-209, also authorizes the U.S. Mint to mint and issue $1 silver coins in celebration and recognition of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the March of Dimes. In addition, the specific law instructs the U.S. Mint to strike coins of both proof and uncirculated quality and not in excess of 500,000 coins.

Here are the final designs of the 2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin…

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Obverse

2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Obverse

2015 March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Reverse

2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar Reverse

Photo Source: U.S. Mint