Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Coin

Item Number: 84031
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 1/2 inch (39mm) Round
Material: Silver Clad Proof
Price: $32.95
This product is proudly minted in the United States of America

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presentation boxPearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Coin

Sunday, December 7, 1941, forever altered the lives of countless Americans. That day, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, executed destruction, and plunged America into the Second World War. Seventy-five years later, this coin remembers and honors all those who would be forever changed and all who rose up to fight back.

On the “date which will live in infamy,” Japanese naval and air forces roared into an unsuspecting Pearl Harbor and stole more than 2,000 military and civilian lives and injured 1,000 more. With that merciless bombardment, they also obliterated and crippled 20 U.S. naval vessels and 188 planes. Of the eight battleships included in that tally, three ships would never again serve their country.

The USS Arizona suffered the worst damage and took the most lives to the bottom with her. A Japanese bomb plowed through her deck and ditched into the forward ammunition compartment. The massive explosion sank the ship in nine minutes, taking with it 1,000 sailors.

Aboard the USS Oklahoma that fateful day, 429 crew members succumbed to the sea when the ship capsized after several Japanese torpedoes pummeled her. During the deadly attack, the USS Utah, which the Navy had recently converted from a battleship to a gunnery training ship, was docked opposite “Battleship Row” on the other side of Ford Island. Struck by a torpedo, she slowly began to list to port, allowing 461 men to escape before fully rolling. Sadly, 64 crew went down with the ship.

In response to the onslaught, U.S. military forces united for war against the Japanese on December 8.

Minted in the U.S., this 75th Pearl Harbor Anniversary coin is a must-have for all who remember and those who want to. Whether you bore witness to this horrific invasion, know someone who has, or if you just want to carry a piece of history with you, with this coin you will honor the heroes and the lives taken on December 7, 1941.

The obverse depicts the USS Arizona floating proudly in front of Old Glory with Japanese planes closing in from a distance. “REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR” and “75th ANNIVERSARY” encircle the perimeter. The reverse features the USS Arizona Memorial guarding the grave of the ship and its crew as part of the Valor in the Pacific Memorial. The American flag flies in the background, with the outer edge of the coin adorned with the words “USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL” and “December 7th 1941-2016.” Also honored on the coin are the USS Utah and USS Oklahoma memorials.

This historical coin comes to you protected by a clear Lucite capsule that is nestled in an elegant black leatherette presentation box. You will also receive a numbered certificate of authenticity verifying you’ve chosen a quality collectible.

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