Victory in the Pacific was led by the war efforts of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, but American forces did not act alone. In defeating the Japanese, the Americans primarily fought alongside their allies from the nation of Australia. To this day, the two nations remain closely linked and celebrate their alliance in many ways. The ½ oz Silver Victory in the Pacific Coin currently available from Silver.com is one such celebration of that link.
- Ships to you housed within protective plastic, mint tubes of 25 coins, or boxes containing 500 coins!
- Commemorates Allied Victory in the Pacific!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $.50 (AUD) by Australia.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse celebrates Australian-American alliance and Victory in the Pacific.
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States joined the Allies in World War II to fight against Japan in the Pacific Theater and the Nazi/Axis powers in the European Theater. The United States was the only nation in World War II to successfully fight a two-front war, but America didn’t win alone.
The nation of Australia stood with assistance from the British Army and Royal Navy as the only force opposing Japanese aggression in the Pacific prior to America’s entry into the war. Once America joined the effort, the United States Navy put considerable assets to use island hopping across the region to reclaim lost islands and defeat the Japanese. Along the way, Australia and America fought side by side for victory.
On the reverse of the ½ oz Silver Victory in the Pacific silver coins for sale is the image of a bald eagle flying with the olive branch, a noted symbol of peace. In the background are the Stars and Stripes of the American flag, and the Southern Cross cluster of five stars from the Australian flag. Engravings denote the commemorative moment with “Victory in the Pacific” engraved above and “1945” below.
The obverse of the Silver Victory in the Pacific Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured in this fourth-generation design which comes from Ian Rank-Broadley and was developed in 1998.
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