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01 May 2015

March of Dimes 2015 Silver Dollar

Coins-United States | user_3055

The 2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar is a good way to help honor a program one of the greatest presidents worked so hard to support. The reverse shows the current mission of the March of Dimes of the prevention of birth defects, working for every generation with new research and discoveries to help babies be born healthy and grow up strong. Perhaps one of its only flaws is that when looking at the obverse, most people who view it would not recognize Jonas Salk. While perhaps a few who view it might not recognize FDR, Jonas Salk is not that well known of a name, even less so for his face. The Mint could have done a better job at explicitly describing the people on the coin, or in some other way honor the essential curer of polio. This is just my opinion; I don't believe every numismatist would recognize the coin or its importance just by looking at the obverse.

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