It took a collective effort, but in August 1945 the United States, Australia, and Britain were able to declare victory over the Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Various commemorative coins have been struck to mark the important milestones of World War II, including these Victory in the Pacific coins. Today, ½ oz Victory in the Pacific Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion in BU condition.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic, tubes of 25, or boxes of 500!
- Issued to mark Victory in the Pacific!
- Contains ½ Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $.50 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features an eagle with olive branch and the flags of America and Australia.
On September 2, 1945, representatives of the Empire of Japan set foot on the decks of the American battleship USS Missouri to sign the terms of surrender. After years of fighting and millions of lives lost, World War II officially came to a complete and final end, with European adversaries having capitulated in the spring of 1945.
That date is now known around the world by many names. In America, it is VJ Day, or Victory over Japan Day. For the people of Australia, it is Victory in the Pacific Day. Whatever you call it, the moment was the culmination of a joint effort between the United States and Australia to vanquish the Japanese imperial forces and restore peace to the region.
The ½ oz Victory in the Pacific Silver Coin is one of many issued by the Perth Mint of Australia to commemorate the achievements of Australian military forces during World War II, and celebrate the brotherhood shared by Americans and Australians who valiantly side by side during the conflict.
On the obverse of the Victory in the Pacific Silver Coins is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This portrait of Her Majesty is the fourth-generation design used on British and commonwealth coins, and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse of the ½ oz Victory in the Pacific Silver Coin features symbolism of American-Australian partnership during the war and the idea of peace that took over in its aftermath. The bald eagle flies through the center of the design clutching an olive branch of peace. To the left in the background is the American “Stars and Stripes” flag. To the right in the background are the five stars of the Southern Cross found on the Australian national flag.
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