2 oz. Iwo Jima Proof Silver Piedfort Coin

Two-Ounce Silver Iwo Jima Coin
Two-Ounce Silver Iwo Jima Coin reverse
Two-Ounce Silver Iwo Jima Coin reverse
Two-Ounce Silver Iwo Jima Coin
Two-Ounce Silver Iwo Jima Coin reverse
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The 2 oz. Proof Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary coin pays tribute to a defining moment in world history—the Battle of Iwo Jima and the photograph that transformed a nation. It does so with a momentous design, silver content, and weight. This government-issued coin contains two ounces of .9999 pure silver and is produced in limited quantities.

  • Struck from 2 oz. of .9999 pure silver
  • Produced with a unique mirror-like proof finish
  • Twice the weight and thickness of typical 1 oz. silver coins
  • Authorized legal tender
  • Guaranteed for silver weight, content, and purity

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Buy Proof Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima Coins

Shop 2 oz. Proof Silver Piedfort coins at U.S. Money Reserve to bolster your precious metals portfolio with the power of history, pure silver, and proof-quality coinage. Piedfort coins are a unique type of coin. They have roots dating back to 13th-century France and are struck with double the thickness of a regular coin. Piedfort coins are not as common as Silver American Eagle proof coins or most other silver bullion coins, which is one reason silver shoppers might favor them.

Why Buy 2 oz. Proof Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima Coins?

Two timelines converge when you hold a Proof Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima coin in your portfolio. The first is that of piedfort coins.

Piedfort (pronounced pee-ay-fore in French) coins originated in France and Britain during the Middle Ages, with the first documented piedforts surfacing in France in the 12th century. “Piedfort” comes from the French word pied-fort or piefort, which mean “heavy weight.” The term describes a coin that is specially minted to be thick and heavy. The 2 oz. Proof Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima coin has the same diameter but twice the thickness and weight of its 1 oz. silver counterpart.

French monarchs traditionally bestowed treasured piedforts on visiting dignitaries as “powerful visual reminders of the richness of the kingdom and the skill of its artisans,” the Perth Mint notes.

The 2-oz. Proof Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima coin blends this timeline with World War II and the Battle of Iwo Jima. This five-week battle ultimately helped U.S. forces gain control of essential airspace over the Pacific Ocean.

The Iwo Jima coin series marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most difficult and heavy-hearted battles in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. A portion of the proceeds from the series goes to benefit the World War II Foundation, one of America’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to WWII education.

The 2 oz. Silver Piedfort coin from the Iwo Jima coin series features a mirror-proof finish, making it especially appealing to the discerning precious metals buyer. Proof coins are among the finest coins produced. They’re specially polished and struck to achieve a very detailed design, mirror-like background, and glamorous shine.

2 oz. Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima Proof Coin Specifications

  • Year:2020
  • Denomination:$2 (TVD)
  • Condition:Proof
  • Grading Service:NA
  • Metal Content:2 troy oz.
  • Purity:.9999 pure silver
  • Mint Mark:P (Perth Mint)
  • Mint Facility/Manufacturer:Perth Mint (Australia)
  • Issuing Country:Tuvalu
  • Diameter:40.90 mm
  • Thickness:6.02 mm
  • Obverse Designer:Lucas Bowers

History of the 2 oz. Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima Proof Coin

U.S. Money Reserve joined forces with Australia’s Perth Mint to design and produce this silver piedfort coin. The Perth Mint has a long history of producing gold and silver piedfort coins. It continues to produce them to honor everything from the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice to Australia’s largest bird of prey.

The 2 oz. Iwo Jima Silver Coin Design

You might recognize the design featured on the reverse side of the 2 oz. Silver Piedfort coin. It was inspired by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal’s snapshot of six U.S. Marines raising the American flag on the highest peak of Iwo Jima. In raising the stars and stripes, American troops expressed their hope for the future—a hope that the time they had spent inching their way to victory would soon help bring an end to one of WWII’s bloodiest and longest battles.

The Reverse Iwo Jima Design: U.S. Marines Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima

The coin’s reverse features a rendition of Joe Rosenthal’s picture of six Marines raising a flag at the summit of Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. Rosenthal won a Pulitzer Prize for the photo, which appeared in newspapers around the world. The image also served as a model for the Marine Corps War Memorial near Arlington National Cemetery.

Encircling the six Marines are three inscriptions:

  • The year 2020 in rare Roman numeral dating (MMXX)
  • The Perth Mint’s highly recognizable “P” mintmark

The Obverse Iwo Jima Design: An American Wartime Ally

Queen Elizabeth II graces the coin’s obverse side. Her classic portrait honors America’s wartime allies Australia and Great Britain. The coin’s silver purity (.9999), size (2 oz.), and denomination $2 (TVD) are also inscribed on the front.

How Much Do 2 oz. Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima Proof Coins Cost?

Silver coin prices are determined by the spot price of silver, the coin type, the amount of silver in the coin, and the coin’s production quantity. What does this mean for the 2 oz. Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima proof coin?

As a proof coin, the price of the 2 oz. Iwo Jima Piedfort coin is tied to spot price, availability, and condition.

Also, as a piedfort, this 2 oz. silver Iwo Jima coin contains double the amount of silver of 1 oz. proof silver coins.

And when it comes to production quantity, it’s safe to say that the 2 oz. Proof Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima coin falls into the “limited availability” category.

All of these factors contribute to the coin’s current price.

Where Can I Buy 2 oz. Silver Piedfort Iwo Jima Proof Coins?

Silver piedfort coins are available online and over the phone. Shop now or call U.S. Money Reserve to speak with a knowledgeable Account Executive. Whether you want to learn more about proof coins or their design features or simply want to learn more about the purchase process, our team is here.

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