1 Dollar Marine Corps 230th Anniversary

1 Dollar (Marine Corps 230th Anniversary) - obverse1 Dollar (Marine Corps 230th Anniversary) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
25439
References KM# 376
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

United States Marine Corps, 230th Anniversary

Obverse

Famous scene of Marines raising an American Flag over Iwo Jima that was photographed by Joe Rosenthanl (picture below).

Script: Latin

Lettering:
L I B E R T Y
IN GOD
WE TRUST
MARINES
1775
2005
NEM
2005

Engraver: Norman E. Nemeth Read more on Wikipedia

Norman E. Nemeth was born in Newport News, Virginia. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1961, where he served as a jet mechanic. After being discharged, he attended the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford. Following graduation, he spent eleven years as a designer-sculptor for the Franklin Mint.

Reverse

Emblem of the Marine Corps, featuring an eagle, globe, and anchor.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
CLV
Semper Fidelis
P
ONE DOLLARั

Engraver: Charles L. Vickers Read more on Wikipedia

Charles Vickers was born and raised in Northeast Texas. After a tour of duty with the 101st Airborne Division, he studied at the Art Students League, Frank Reilly School of Art, the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts. In 1976, he moved to Pennsylvania and began his career at the Franklin Mint.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P United States Mint of Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

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.

Marine Corps Silver Dollars were minted in proof and uncirculated versions at the Philadelphia Mint. The commemorative coin program was originally authorized with a maximum mintage of 500,000 coins, but this was increased to 600,000 by authority of the Treasury Secretary. The program achieved sales representing the full mintage across the various product options. Surcharges added to the cost of each coin were used towards the construction of the Marine Corps Heritage Center in Quantico, Virginia.

The US Mint sold coins individually, or within two different sets. The Coin and Stamp Set, which was limited to 50,000 units, included the uncirculated version of the coin and an uncanceled 1945 three-cent Iwo Jima stamp. The 2005 American Legacy Collection included all of the proof coins from 2005 and proof versions of the two commemorative silver dollars issued for the year. This set was priced at $135 and limited to 100,000 units.

2005-P Uncirculated Marines Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $33.00
Regular Price: $35.00
Final Mintage: 49,671

2005-P Proof Marines Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price:$35.00
Regular Price: $39.00
Final Mintage: 548,810

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005 P 49 671 $ 39 45%
2005 P 548 810 $ 38 77% Proof

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Country: United States
Languages : English
Numista Rarity index: 43 Search tips
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Bullion value: USD 17.77 Search tips
This value is given for information purpose only. It is based on a price of silver at 739 USD/kg. Numista does not buy or sell coins or metal.

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