|To honor the sacrifice and contribution of the Marine Corps, the U. S. released the 2005 U.S. Marine Corps dollar silver coin. This U.S. Marine Corps coin is a symbol to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. Made of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper, this one-dollar silver coin is 1.5 inches in diameter and weighs 26.73 g. Furthermore, the image of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima on the obverse face of the U.S. Marine Corps coin was designed by Norman E. Nemeth. Also, Charles L. Vickers designed the eagle, globe, and anchor on the reverse side of the 2005 U.S. Marine Corps dollar.|
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|Coinage Type||Commemorative Coinage|
|Catalog Number||KM# 376|
|Subject||U.S. Marine Corps, 230th Anniversary|
|Mint Name||U.S. Mint|
|Obverse Description||Flag Raising at Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima|
|Reverse Description||Marine Corps emblem|
|Actual Weight (oz.)||0.773|
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Though 230 is an odd anniversary to commemorate, the U.S. Mint did an outstanding job producing this 90% silver dollar as a tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps. The first Marine battalions were formed in November 1775 in Philadelphia, founded to serve as an infantry aboard naval vessels. The Corps boasts quite a history. In creating this coin the U.S. Mint selected one of the most iconic historical photographic images ever taken for the obverse, raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima, against an incredible proof mirror finish. The word "Liberty" runs along the outer edge, from the 11 o'clock to the 4 o'clock position. Under Liberty are the words "In God We Trust." To the left of the Marines hoisting the flag it says "Marines 1775 2005" and at the base of the hill is simply the year, "2005." The reverse features the Marine symbol, an eagle atop the globe with an anchor behind it, and their motto, "Semper Fidelis" (Always Faithful), underneath. The words "United States of America" run across the top edge with "E Pluribus Unum" below that, and "One Dollar" at the bottom edge. The original release of this U.S. Mint silver dollar comes housed in an acrylic holder, in a display case, with a protective box and a COA (Certificate of Authenticity). (This review is on the coin, not the seller, of which I have no knowledge.) This truly is an great tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps and aside from being of great interest to collectors, historians and the public at large, it makes a wonderful gift for the current or retired Marine who has everything.
AS lead docent for a local Veteran's Museum I am always on the watch for items that honor our Veterans. In this instance the depiction of the flag raising at Iwo Jima is the iconic symbol of U.S. victory in WWII. The beauty of its design is self explanatory. There are a number of commemorative dollar coins out there which also honor our Veterans and some are well executed some less so. Of course "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and when it comes to honoring our Veterans all are tops! After all we are the "land of the free because of the brave!"
I purchased to add to my commemorative collection. It is one of the best designs for the U.S. commemorative dollar coins.
This is an excellent one dollar coin. Excellent detail, a must for any collection or as a perfect gift for a veteran, of any branch.
Bought this commemorative U.S. Marine Corps silver
dollar for my nephew, a U.S. Marine! I look forward
to giving it to him when he finishes his next leg of
training and comes home on leave.A beautiful keepsake
that I know he'll treasure forever!