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United States Mint Unveils Designs for New Commemorative Coin Honoring American Disabled Veterans

United States Mint Director Ed Moy will unveil designs for the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar on August 22, 2009, at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 2009 National Convention in Denver.  The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time (MT) at the Sheraton Hotel Denver.  The Honorable Erik K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will attend the unveiling.

The 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar honors veterans who became disabled for life while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Authorized by Public Law 100-277-the American Veterans Disabled for Life Commemorative Coin Act-the United States Mint will strike and issue silver $1 coins in proof and uncirculated versions.  The coins will bear the "W" mint mark of the United States Mint at West Point.  Surcharges collected from coin sales are to be paid to the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation (DVLMF).  The foundation will use the surcharges to support construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., which was authorized by Congress in 2000.

WHAT

Unveiling of the 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar Designs
 
WHO

United States Mint Director Ed Moy
DAV National Adjutant and DVLMF President Arthur Wilson 
DVLMF Board Member Diane Musselmann

WHEN

Saturday, Aug., 22, 2009, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (MT) 
   
WHERE 

DAV 2009 National Convention
Sheraton Hotel Denver
Plaza Ballroom, Plaza Building, Concourse Level
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

Contact:
Press inquiries:  Guillermo Hernandez (303) 405-4763
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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