The 2005 Marine Corps Silver Proof Dollar was issued to mark the 230th anniversary of the Marines. The design featuring an iconic image of the Marine Corps made the coins a huge success with collectors and the broader public.
The obverse features the famous scene of Marines raising an American Flag over Iwo Jima that was photographed by Joe Rosenthanl. The inscriptions include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, “Marines”, and the anniversary dates “1775” and “2005”. The obverse was modeled by Norman E. Nemeth based on the photograph.
The reverse features the emblem of the Marine Corps, featuring an eagle, globe, and anchor. The inscriptions include “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, the Marine Corps motto “Semper Fidelis” (Always Faithful), and the denomination “One Dollar”. The reverse was modeled by Charles Vickers.
Marine Corps Silver Dollars were minted in proof versions at the Philadelphia Mint; the coin is encapsulated.
This coin is proof quality, which means it meets the finest standards in the industry for both beauty and craftsmanship, carefully designed to represent the best possible versions of the original model.