2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar and Stamp Set

Item Number: 72612
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 1/2 inch (38.1mm) Round
Material: 0.86 oz .900 Silver uncirculated
(0.7734 oz of Silver)

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coin packaging2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar and Stamp Set

In order to honor the first two battalions of Marines formed in 1775, Congress authorized the creation of the 2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar, and issued it with a commemorative stamp set. This set stands as a reminder of the heroes that have continued to serve this fine nation, participating in every American armed conflict with expertise in amphibious warfare.

The silver dollar, minted in 90% silver and containing 0.7734 Troy oz of silver, has a diameter of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73 grams. The obverse, designed by Norman E. Nemeth, depicts the raising of an American Flag by the United States Marines on Iwo Jima. For the reverse, Charles L. Vickers placed the Globe and Anchor, the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps and surrounded the emblem with the inscriptions of “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “SEMPER FIDELIS.”

The historic 3 cent stamp was printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and issued by the US Post Office in 1945. It was engraved by V.S. McCloskey Jr. from Joe Rosenthal’s award-winning photograph of Marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi. 

The coin was minted in 2006 by the US Mint. The set is in like new condition and includes the original US Mint packaging with certificate of authenticity. Purchase the 2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar and Stamp Set today and own an exquisite reminder of America’s heroism under fire.