The United States Mint has just revealed preliminary details for a 2015 March of Dimes Special Set, which will be released as part of the commemorative coin program.
The program was authorized under Public Law 112-209 to recognize and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes Foundation. Up to 500,000 silver dollars will be issued with an obverse design containing profile portraits of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Jonas Salk and a reverse design depicting a baby cuddled in the hand of a parent.
The individual proof and uncirculated versions of the coin are currently scheduled for release on March 13, 2015.
With a release date to be determined, the 2015 March of Dimes Special Set will include the proof silver dollar along with two specially issued Roosevelt Dimes. The special coins will be a 90% silver proof Roosevelt Dime struck at the West Point Mint with the “W” mint mark and a 90% silver reverse proof Roosevelt Dime struck at the Philadelphia Mint with the “P” mint mark.
Both of the dimes included in the set would represent the first of their kind. Up until now, all modern 90% silver proof Roosevelt Dimes have been struck at the San Francisco Mint and carried the “S” mint mark. The reverse proof finish has never been used for the Roosevelt Dime series.
At a later date, the US Mint will provide additional information on the special product including the on-sale date, pricing, product limit, and household ordering limits.
Collectors will recall the last specially issued coin of the series as the 1996-W Roosevelt Dime. This coin was included within the 1996 Mint Set and issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series.