U.S. Marines - Iwo Jima Coin
Exhibiting uncommon valor and relentless determination, the warriors of the U.S. Marine Corps have proudly defended America for more than two-hundred years. In an enduring testament to their courage and strength, the Marines who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 mounted one of the most daring military campaigns that history has ever known. Storming Iwo Jima's shores, the Marines fearlessly engaged entrenched Japanese forces, ultimately overwhelming the enemy's garrisons and seizing control of the strategic island after more than nine weeks of intense fighting. Raising the American Flag on Iwo Jima's rough and rocky ground, the Marines celebrated their hard-won triumph and saluted the sacrifice of their fallen brothers.
This coin commemorates the enduring commitment of all U.S. Marines and honors the heroes who fought so courageously at the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War 2. The obverse features the seal of the United States Marine Corps. The reverse depicts the famous raising of the American Flag at Iwo Jima.