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UNITED STATES MINT
MARINE CORPS 230TH ANNIVERSARY
2005 Commemorative Limited Mintage Proof Silver Dollar Coin Uncirculated
New In Velvetine Presentation Box with Certificate Of Authenticity
History was made on July 29th, 2005 at United States Marine Corps Base Quantico. The United States honored a branch of the military for the first time with a commemorative coin, the Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar. The image on the front of the coin features a rendition of Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal’s historic photograph depicting the raising of an American Flag by the United States Marines at Iwo Jima.
Near the ceremony announcing the issue of this historic coin, the 210-foot tilted mast of the new National Museum of the Marine Corps soared into the sky, also evoking the image of the flag-raising. Surcharges from the sale of each commemorative coin are authorized to benefit the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, helping to construct the museum.
“Marines fight our wars and guard our embassies. When any part of the world erupts in chaos, we ‘send in the Marines.’ We ask them and expect them to do the hardest thing of all, to give their lives for us,” said United States Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore. “Today, the United States Mint launches this commemorative coin in honor of the United States Marine Corps’s leadership in war and peace.”
Designed by United States Mint sculptor-engraver Norman E. Nemeth, the obverse of the Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar mirrors Rosenthal’s photograph taken on February 23, 1945, which is believed to be the most reproduced image in the history of photography.
The reverse, by United States Mint sculptor-engraver Charles L. Vickers, features an engraving of the Eagle, Globe and Anchor, the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps. This 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.
Two hundred thirty years ago, following skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, delegates to the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia and, on November 10, 1775, ordered the raising of two Marine battalions to serve as a landing force for the growing colonial fleet. It was the first link in an unbroken chain of distinguished, heroic service that runs the full length of United States history. Philadelphia is the birthplace of both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Mint.
This listing is for one coin only, a proof silver dollar coin minted at Philadelphia.
Denomination: Dollar Coin
Weight: 26.730 grams nominal
Diameter: 1.500 inches (± 0.003) or 38.10 mm (± 0.08)
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% copper
Mintage Limit: 500,000 (across all options)
Obverse: Historic flag raising on Iwo Jima
Reverse: United States Marine Corps Emblem
This coin (1.5 inches or 38.1 mm in diameter) is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
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THERE MAY BE SOME DISCOLORATION, TONING AND/OR SPOTTING OF COIN.
COIN MAY HAVE SUPERFICIAL NICKS, SCRATCHES, WEAR OF FINISH AND STACKING MARKS FROM THE MINT.
COIN YOU RECEIVE MAY DIFFER FROM THAT SHOWN IN PHOTO BUT WILL BE IN SAME GENERAL CONDITION.
This is a high quality, satin finish uncirculated coin produced with special care. Each coin is placed in a protective capsule, packaged in a premium gift box.
Honor the brave men and women of the United States Marine Corps who
continue to serve our country with valor to this day!
This United States Marine Corps Silver Dollar Commemorative Proof Coin makes a great collectible numismatic gift for yourself and/or someone you know.
This United States Mint Marine Corps 230th Anniversary 2005 Commemorative Limited Mintage Proof Silver Dollar Coin Uncirculated makes a great collectible numismatic gift for yourself and/or someone you know.
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