Limited Production of 2 oz. Proof Silver Piedfort Coin Honors the 75th Anniversary of Those Who Served During the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Famous Flag-Raising Photograph
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. Money Reserve, America’s Gold Authority® and dedicated supporter of veteran causes, announces the release of the all-new Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary 2 oz. Proof Silver Piedfort coin. This legal-tender silver is the latest entry in the best-selling Battle of Iwo Jima coin series that debuted earlier this year.
Struck from two ounces of 99.99% pure silver on “double-thick” proof blanks by the Perth Mint of Australia, the 2 oz. proof silver piedfort coin features a moving rendition of Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of six U.S. Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima. This coin pays tribute to one of the most defining moments in World War II history.
“U.S. Money Reserve is proud to continue its longstanding relationship with the Perth Mint of Australia and make this special silver coin a reality in honor of an incredible moment in our nation’s history,” said Angela Roberts, CEO of U.S. Money Reserve. “We’re especially fortunate to have produced this coin as world mints have recently reduced the production of gold and silver coins to ensure the safety of their workforces.”
A piedfort coin is noted for being twice as thick and twice as heavy as a typical silver bullion coin. The word piedfort is derived from the French word meaning “heavy foot,” and these types of coins were traditionally struck for presentation purposes by minting officials.
“This 2 oz. piedfort coin is as stunning as it is impressive to hold in your hands,” said John Rothans, Chief Procurement Officer of U.S. Money Reserve. “To feel the weight of this coin brings to life this heavy yet powerful moment of perseverance and bravery that continues to move generations today.”
A portion of the proceeds from this series will also benefit the World War II Foundation.
In February, U.S. Money Reserve announced its co-venture with the Foundation to support its mission of preserving the legacy of the noble men and women who fought for the freedoms of Americans during World War II. U.S. Money Reserve is proud to underwrite the upcoming World War II Foundation documentary Return to Iwo Jima, which will be narrated by Gary Sinise and is scheduled to air on more than 100 PBS stations across the nation.
For a limited time, U.S. Money Reserve is offering an exclusive limited-edition hardcover book entitled Iwo Jima: Raising a Tribute 75 Years Later at no additional cost for only customers calling in to purchase the 2 oz. proof silver piedfort coin. Containing over 100 historic photographs taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima, this book features introductions by documentary filmmaker Tim Gray, president and founder of the World War II Foundation, and actor Jon Seda, global spokesperson for the Foundation, who is also famously known for his portrayal of Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone in HBO’s The Pacific.
U.S. Money Reserve has long supported the nation’s veterans and significant moments in history. Participating in this limited-time offer of the 2 oz. Iwo Jima Proof Silver Piedfort coin is a unique opportunity for all Americans to join in paying tribute to this historic occasion while diversifying their portfolio with legal-tender precious metals.
Individuals can purchase the Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary 2 oz. Proof Silver Piedfort coin at the special price of only $99 (plus shipping and handling) either online or by calling 1-844-307-5896.
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