When these proud 90% silver Choice Proofs rolled off the presses in 2005, the military cheered. Now, the U.S. Marine Corps silver dollar 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 Choice Proofs mark the first time the U.S. Mint honored a branch of the military with an official U.S. commemorative coin. With a limited mintage of 600,000, 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.” Your coin comes in a FREE customized holder along with a FREE set of 68 pages from the New York Times. These fascinating reprints cover events from Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the war’s end in 1945. Be sure this popular coin is in your collection – order today.
- Year: 2005
- Mint: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Single Products
- Presentation: With Holder
- Material: Silver
- Commemorative Series: Marine Corps 230th Anniversary (2005)