One of the most significant battles of World War II’s Pacific Theater took place 75 years ago in February and March 1945. The Battle of Iwo Jima pitted the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy against the Imperial Japanese Army. America’s goal was to capture the island and its three airfields as a staging ground for later attacks on the Japanese mainland. Now, 1 oz Battle of Iwo Jima Silver Rounds are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion that captures this seminal moment in American history.
- Round arrives with an Air-Tite capsule!
- Commemorates the 75th anniversary of the battle!
- Limited mintage of only 10,000 rounds!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse depicts US Marines raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi.
- Reverse features the emblems of the US Armed Forces detachments involved in the battle.
- Proof-like specimens.
- Edge-lettered serial numbers.
The Battle of Iwo Jima started on February 19, 1945, when US Marines were ferried to shore by the United States Navy. Known as Operation Detachment, the US sought to capture the entire island and secure access to the three Japanese-built airfields already located on the island. Capturing these airfields would give the United States the launching pad it needed for direct attacks on the Japanese mainland.
Iwo Jima is remembered as the site of some of the fiercest and bloodiest battles of any theater of World War II. It has certainly gone down in history as the fiercest and bloodiest in the Pacific Theater. The battle lasted a total of five weeks and incurred heavy losses for both sides, including extensive damage to the airfields.
Obverse imagery on the 1 oz Battle of Iwo Jima Silver Rounds captures one of the moments from the battle that is indelibly etched in the minds of Americans. On this side of the round, US Marines stake the American flag on a pole and raise it up above the peak of Mount Suribachi, symbolizing American victory in the battle.
Reverse design elements for the 1 oz Battle of Iwo Jima Silver Rounds include the emblems of the three primary American military commands involved in the battle. Arranged from left to right, you will find the emblem of the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force, which was then known as the United States Army Air Forces.
These 1 oz Battle of Iwo Jima Silver Rounds are available to you with proof-like visuals that include frosted designs overlaying mirrored fields. The silver rounds are available to ship individually packaged inside of Air-Tite capsules and come with an edge-lettered serial number.
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