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1995 Civil War Battlefield Two Coin Uncirculated Set
1995 Civil War Battlefield Two Coin Uncirculated Set


 
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Our Price: $119.95
Year: 1995
Mint(s): Philadelphia & San Francisco
Mintage: Various

Product Code: 27318
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From a Battlefield to a National Landmark:

In order to preserve the lessons learned and the lives lost, the United States began to transform the battlefields of the Civil War into National Parks. There is nary a Battlefield more famous than that of Gettysburg National Park. The northernmost battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1st through 3rd, 1863, was considered by many to be a turning point in the Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost on the soil of Gettysburg, forever remembered by Lincoln’s infamous Address, and the Eternal Light Peace Memorial that forever burns as we remember the lives lost.

A 150th Anniversary Release: The Gettysburg Pair

Issued in 1995 for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Gettysburg National Military Park, the United States Mint produced 2 coins: the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Half Dollar and Silver Dollar.The purpose of these coins was to fund preservation efforts for our Nation's Civil War Battlefields, and to commemorate all the brave Americans who fought and died for their country.

This special 2pc. set contains both the Silver Dollar and the Half Dollar in Uncirculated condition still in the Original Government Packaging. The Half Dollar’s obverse pays tribute to the Civil War drummer boys; the reverse depicts a battlefield scene with the inscription "Enriching Our Future By Preserving Our Past." The Silver Dollar depicts a wounded soldier being tended to by his foe, emblematic of the ‘family vs. family’ that surrounded the conflict. The reverse of the Silver Dollar displays Little Round Top at Gettysburg alongside the quote:

“In Great Deeds something abides. On Great Fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger to consecrate ground for the vision place of Souls” – Joshua Chamberlain, survivor of Gettysburg


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