Forever remembered by the iconic moment when US Marines raised the American flag at the top of Mount Suribachi, the Battle of Iwo Jima is one of the most well-known military engagements of the Second World War. Located in the Pacific Ocean south of the Japanese home island with three airfields that could provide a staging ground for direct engagement with mainland Japan, the United States knew it had to take Iwo Jima to hasten the defeat of Imperial Japan. This battle occurred 75 years ago and is now remembered on a stunning piece of silver for sale. Right now, 1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Rounds are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective Air-Tite plastic capsule!
- Honors the 75th Anniversary of the pivotal World War II battle!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The obverse features US Marines raising the American flag.
- On the reverse are the service emblems of US forces involved in the battle.
- Proof-like visuals.
- Unique serial numbers on the edges!
Each 1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Round in this product listing comes to you with its own Air-Tite brand protective plastic capsule. The rounds in this commemorative release have a unique serial number engraved onto the edge of the specimen and boast proof-like visuals. This indicates the presence of frosted designs and mirrored background fields.
The Battle of Iwo Jima was pivotal to American hopes of ending World War II. From the outset of war in the Pacific Theater, the United States adopted a policy of island hopping to attack and disable the most significant Japanese installations across the Pacific rather than focus on retaking every single island. By the time the US reached Iwo Jima, Imperial Japan had been significantly weakened.
The obverse design of the 1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Rounds captures the moment American Marines raised the US flag above the island’s highest peak. Joe Rosenthal was there with US Marines on the island photographing the conflict for the Associated Press. He captured the moment when six US Marines raised an American flag up on the top of the 554-foot Mount Suribachi to signify that, though the battle wasn’t over yet, Americans effectively controlled the island.
On the reverse face of the 1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Round, you will find emblems for the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force. The United States brought an overwhelming force to bear on Iwo Jima. Three complete Marine Divisions, the massive US 5th Fleet, and the Seventh Air Force outgunned and outmatched the Japanese. An estimated 110,000 Americans descended on the island defended by 21,060 Japanese troops.
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