Thanks to a special opportunity purchase by Littleton, you now can own the magnificent coin-and-stamp tribute to the U.S. Marines celebrating the corps’ 230th anniversary. Still in its original U.S. Mint packaging, this dramatic set features a 2005-P Uncirculated dollar in 90% silver and a Mint 1945 three-cent stamp in Marine green. Both honor the corps’ legendary bravery, sacrifice and triumph as they raised the American flag on Iwo Jima in the crucial WWII battle in the Pacific Theater. Admiral Chester Nimitz memorably identified their heroic combat with the words "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."
The coin’s reverse features an engraving of the eagle, globe and anchor, the Marines’ official emblem, along with its motto semper fidelis – “Always Faithful.” In original U.S. Mint packaging, this coin-and-stamp set comes with an informative folder about the corps’ illustrious history that dates from 1775. With a limited edition of just 50,000 sets, and most now in private collections, here’s your chance to make this commemorative set your own.