The United States
Mint has released images of the 2015 March of Dimes silver dollar,
in its second commemorative coin program for the year.
The coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the establishment of
the March of
Dimes and its long fight against the scourge of polio and birth defects.
The obverse depicts President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas
Salk. Roosevelt was afflicted with polio as a young man. Although
paralysis made it nearly impossible for him to walk, he did not allow
it to derail his political career. That career culminated in a record
four elections to the U.S. presidency. Salk is honored for discovering
and developing the first successful inactivated polio vaccine, which
was introduced in 1957.
The reverse depicts a baby being held in its mother's hands — a
design intended to show a mother's love.
Compare original sketches to finished coins
CCAC's recommendations for designs
CFA's recommendations for designs
March of Dimes commemorative coin legislation
signed into law
The coin will offered in Proof and Uncirculated versions beginning
March 13, at prices to be determined closer to the release date.
The coin is limited to a mintage of 500,000 coins, each to include a
Net surcharges, after the U.S. Mint recoups its production and
distribution costs, are to be paid to the March of Dimes to help
finance research, education and services aimed at improving the health
of women, infants and children.