Own This Authentic U.S. Silver Eagle
Immortalizes Battle of Iwo Jima
Here's a coin I know you'll be excited to own – a genuine Silver Eagle Dollar picturing the legendary flag raising on Iwo Jima!
The U.S. Mint's Silver Eagle is considered one of the most beautiful U.S. coins ever created. It's one ounce of pure silver with weight, content, and purity guaranteed by the government. Over 1.5 inches wide, it's the perfect backdrop for this iconic image. An American Eagle rises over the full-color image of Marines planting the flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima. On the reverse, Lady Liberty is struck in fine detail along with our national motto – "In God We Trust." Together, they create a fitting commemorative of the Second World War – a celebration of freedom and triumph over evil.
Actual size of 1.598 inches.
More about this iconic image...
The famous picture on this coin was originally taken by Joseph Rosenthal over 70 years ago. It shows six fearless Marines as they hoisted the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. But, according to Rosenthal, the image almost never existed as he'd nearly missed taking the shot. His perfect timing created a photograph that inspired America and has been reproduced countless times since.