End of World War II 75th Anniversary 24-Karat Gold Coinhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/end-of-world-war-ii-75th-anniversary-24-karat-gold-coin-20XG.html
- Mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with a 24-karat gold coin available in limited quantities from the West Point Mint. Also makes the perfect gift for history enthusiasts.
- Half-ounce gold coin features original, contemporary designs honoring the “Greatest Generation”—Americans who fought one of the gravest threats our country and world ever faced.
- Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, the dramatic obverse (heads) design was inspired by the 1945 version of the Great Seal of the United States.
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We pause to remember and honor those Americans who fought one of the greatest threats our country and world ever faced. Whether here on the home front or on far-away continents and islands, the “greatest generation” rose to the occasion in spectacular and selfless fashion to meet the challenge and preserve our freedoms and way of life.
The obverse (heads) design features an eagle in flight grasping an olive branch, symbolizing peace, in its right talon. The design is inspired by the 1945 version of the Great Seal of the United States, where the eagle faces to the right, toward the olive branch. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “1945,” and “WORLD WAR II.”
The reverse (tails) design echoes the sun element featured on the obverse of the 1945 World War II Victory Medal. The sun from that medal has, 75 years later, risen to noon day brilliance. It shines on the symbolic olive branches on the left. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” 75th ANNIVERSARY,” “2020,” “AU 24K 1/2 OZ.,” and “$25.”
|Diameter:||1.063 inches (27.00 mm)|
|Weight:||0.5000 troy oz. (15.554 grams)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||West Point – W|