When these proud 90% silver dollars rolled off the presses in 2005, the military cheered. Now, the United States Marine Corps commemorative can land in your collection! Honoring the 230th anniversary of the establishment of the Marine Corps in 1775, and struck for one year only, these coins marked the first time the U.S. Mint honored a branch of the military with an official U.S. commemorative coin. With a limited mintage, this popular coin quickly sold out at the mint. But we’ve been able to acquire more since the original sell out. This popular coin ranks #86 in the 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins book.
This obverse captures the Marines’ heroism, courage and strength with an image of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. The reverse features the Marine Corps emblem along with the motto semper fidelis – “Always Faithful.” Be sure this popular coin is in your collection – order yours today.