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2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar Design

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Last week I posted a photo of the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar in proof and uncirculated versions.  The U.S. Mint has to work within the same guide lines as any art creating entity.  First it must become a concept then the designs are put to print by various artists.  Here are the designs the Mint released a about a month ago.  I though it would be neat to compare the two and see how design turns into reality.  To see the coins as they will be minted click here.

Year:  2012

Public Law:  110-357

Obverse
Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Michael Gaudioso
Description:  The design features a modern Infantry soldier on rocky ground charging forward and beckoning the troops to follow, symbolizing the “Follow Me” motto of the Infantry. Inscriptions are LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2012.

Reverse
Designer:  Ronald D. Sanders
Engraver:  Norman E. Nemeth
Description:  The design features the crossed rifles insignia, the branch insignia of the Infantry.  Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICAONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

Image/Description: U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 21, 2012 at 8:21 am

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