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.