Due to the coronavirus, I am stuck at home and I cannot access part of my stack, where I have coins I have not posted about before.
So we will continue a series that I published almost two years ago, "The Modern American Silver Commemorative Dollars".
This will be a little different series, because the photos are new (I hope better than the old ones) and the text will be different (of course the basics are the same).
The info below comes mostly from: https://moderncommemoratives.com/
"The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. That year, the US Mint released commemorative half dollar coins to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Since that date, commemorative coins have been issued nearly every year to celebrate famous American people, places, events, and institutions.
Each commemorative coin program is authorized under an Act of Congress. The Act typically specifies the subject to be commemorated, the denomination of coins to be issued, and the maximum authorized mintage for each. Additionally, most commemorative coin programs include surcharges added to the cost of each coin, which will be distributed to specified beneficiary organizations or fund projects that benefit the community."
All coins weight 26.73g with 90% silver purity. They were issued in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated finish.
They will be presented in the order they were minted, but only one of each design. I will alternate the Proofs with the Brilliant Uncirculated.
The forty ninth is the MS70 2005-P "Marine Corps".
"The 2005 Marine Corps Silver Dollar was issued to mark the 230th anniversary of the Marines. The design featuring an iconic image of the Marine Corps made the coins a huge success with collectors and the broader public.
Surcharges added to the cost of each coin were used towards the construction of the Marine Corps Heritage Center in Quantico, Virginia."
PCGS graded 6,792 2005-P "Marine Corps", with 1,303 as MS70. 49,671 2005-P "Marine Corps" were minted in Philadelphia.
I bought this coin in 2013 for $96.00 and today's price is around $140.00. The issue price was $35.00.
The obverse features the famous scene of Marines raising an American Flag over Iwo Jima that was photographed by Joe Rosenthal.
The obverse was modeled by Norman E. Nemeth based on the photograph.
The reverse features the emblem of the Marine Corps, featuring an eagle, globe, and anchor.
The reverse was modeled by Charles Vickers.
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