A Flag Raised, A Legacy Cemented: The Marine Corps at Iwo Jima The 2005 Marine Corps. Coin and Stamp Collection
The United States Marine Corps is easily one of the most recognizable and honored branches of the U.S. military. With a rich and storied history of service dating back to the Revolutionary War (1775), the USMC has played an integral role in elevating the United States of America to its current position as a world power. Their innumerable acts of valor have to lead to a great many victories for the American people, none more iconic than the one immortalized in the design of this special silver dollar: The Raising of the U.S. Flag on Iwo Jima during WWII.
On this very day more than 76 years ago, those brave marines raised the flag of the United States of America atop the infamous Mount Suribachi and were captured in an image that would remain in the minds of the American people more than 7 decades later! In honor of their service, we are proud to bring back one of the most sought-after collections in all of Numismatics: the 2005 Marine Corps. Coin and Stamp Collection!
A Special Silver Dollar for The 230th Anniversary
In 2005 for the 230th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps, the US Mint issued their very first coin to commemorate one of the branches of the armed services! Two .900 fine Silver Dollars were issued … An Uncirculated and Proof edition, both made at the Philadelphia Mint. The US Mint issued 600,000 coins between the two types (548,810 proofs and just 49,671 UNCS)...within a couple of weeks, they were sold out!
The obverse design of this coin depicts the Historic Flag raising on Iwo Jima, while the reverse design proudly displays the Marine Corps Emblem alongside their motto ‘Semper Fidelis.’
A Collection Honoring True American Heroes
Alongside these special silver dollars, the United States Mint decided to make special collectors pack honoring the Corps' distinctive service to our great nation. This special limited edition set contained the rarer uncirculated version of the Marine Corps Silver Dollar as well as a 1945 Three-cent Iwo Jima Stamp.
The Mint limited the mintage of these sets to just 50,000...which makes it one of the rarest special edition releases in U.S. Mint history!