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1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Round Proof Like | North American Mint

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The Battle of Iwo Jima pitted 110,000 US Marines, soldiers, and Navy Corpsmen against a force of 21,060 Imperial Japanese Army soldiers for control of a strategic volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. 75 years ago, this epic battle raged for five weeks as the US fought yard-by-yard to retake the island from Japanese control to provide a staging base for its later attacks on mainland Japan. Today, you have the opportunity to get the 1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Round online at Provident Metals.

Highlights:

  • Arrives with an Air-Tite protective plastic capsule!
  • Marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima!
  • Limited mintage of just 10,000 silver rounds!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • On the obverse are US Marines raising the American flag over the island.
  • The reverse field features the emblems of the United States Armed Forces involved in the battle.
  • Individual serial numbers etched on the edges.
  • Proof-like rounds.

From February 19, 1945, to March 26, 1945, the Battle of Iwo Jima pitted an overwhelming United States Military force against outgunned and outmatched Imperial Japanese Army forces. Significant losses had been inflicted on the Japanese in the year leading up to the Battle of Iwo Jima. Though the force on Iwo Jima was well dug in, the Imperial Japanese Navy had no ability to confront and defeat the US Navy 5th Fleet and no planes to help counter the US 7th Air Force. America enjoyed complete air superiority and blocked all possible retreat or resupply for Japanese forces on the island.

Obverse

On the obverse field of the 1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Round, you can see the moment that US Marines reached the summit of Mount Suribachi, the high point of the volcanic island. Here, six US Marines raised an American flag over the summit to signify the US had strategic control of the island. Though the flag went up that day, the fighting was not over as the Japanese would fight to the last man to defend the island from various tunnels and hiding spots.

Reverse

The reverse side of 1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Rounds includes a variety of inscriptions marking the anniversary of the battle and the participants. The very outer design rim on the surface has inscriptions of 75th Anniversary, 1945-2020, and the weight, metal content, and purity of the round. The inner design field has the inscription Battle of Iwo Jima along with Operation Detachment. The US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Air Force emblems also feature in the center.

History

When the dust settled, the US hopes of gaining a strategic foothold had been dampened by the significant damage done to the three airfields on the island. However, US Navy Seabees were able to repair the runways and give the US Army Air Forces a spot for the massive B29 Superfortress bombers to stage attacks on the Japanese mainland.

Ordering

These 1 oz Silver Battle of Iwo Jima Rounds have proof-like visuals that include frosted designs and mirrored fields. The rounds are all housed individually inside of Air-Tite capsules and have an individual serial number etched on the edge.

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Product Details

Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer North American Mint
Diameter 39 mm
Condition Proof-LIke
Edge Style Numbered
Product Series Iwo Jima - 75th Anniversary
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 10,000
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $99 Ship Free
Provident ID 3696384