2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar US Mint


2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar US Mint
Just won 2007 Coin of the Year Engraved by Norman E. Nemeth and struck from brilliant 90% silver, this stunning coin features on its obverse a rendition of Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's historic photograph, which shows the raising of an American flag by the United States Marines atop Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Taken on February 23, 1945, it is believed to be the most reproduced image in the history of photography.
This coin design just recently, won 2007 coin of the Year from an international panel of judges. The coin's reverse features Charles L. Vickers' engraving of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor, official emblem of the United States Marine Corps. Today's emblem has remained virtually unchanged since 1868 when United States Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles approved the design as recommended by Brigadier General Commandant Jacob Zeilin. The proof coin has a brilliant mirror-like finish. The term "proof" refers to a specialized minting process. Each coin is struck multiple times with specially polished dies so the softly frosted, yet detailed, images seem to float above a mirror-like field. Its own Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint accompanies the coin. The coin also comes in a beautiful velvet case.
Metal composition of the coin is 90% silver and 10% copper. The coin's diameter is 1.5 inches and it weighs 26.73 grams.
The Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar program is limited to 600,000 coins across four (4) product options.
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