Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary Five Crowns

Battle of Iwo Jima Five Crowns

Fully layered with pure 24-carat gold Five Crown Coin remembers the 75th anniversary of Iwo Jima and Rosenthal’s era-defining image. Only 1,945 will be minted.

$249.95

P&H: $19.99

Available in 5 instalments of $49.99 Comes with our famous 14-day guarantee.
Product Number:
403-CO136.01

Photography is one of the most potent forms of human expression. As the photographer captures a moment of time forever, he or she also defines the prevailing mood of the day. When Joe Rosenthal photographed six U.S. Marines triumphantly raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima, he was also capturing the hope of the entire world that peace would soon follow. That image, putting into context the heroism of U.S. forces in one of the bloodiest engagements of WWII, was viewed around the world and continues to inspire all who see it. Mintage is a similarly powerful art form. Enduring and eternal, a coin represents a point in time in a culture or a nation’s history that is reflected back in the gleam of precious metal. When the photography and mintage symbolically unite, history is spectacularly preserved for future generations. Remember the 75th anniversary of Iwo Jima and Rosenthal’s era-defining image in the “Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary Five Crowns.” It is a masterpiece of the minter’s art, a celebration of the photographer’s eye and a commemoration of the courage of service personnel in every conflict. This daring edition is exclusive only to The Bradford Exchange.

The Master Minters of The Commonwealth Mint have been inspired by the Rosenthal photograph and added a rich new dimension to the scene. As Old Glory is hoisted in triumph, the names of Allied units who took part in the Battle of Iwo Jima radiate outwards, forever recalling the men who helped bring an end to WWII. No detail is lost or emotion sacrificed to bring you Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph in this stunning new form. U.S. Commander Admiral Chester Nimitz profoundly said of his men “uncommon valor was a common virtue” a particularly insightful statement considering the staggering Allied losses. His valediction of his men’s courage is incused around the rim of the coin providing a fitting conclusion to this tribute to one of the most important battles of WWII.

Impressive is the only way to describe this coin. At 65mm in diameter and weighing 110 grams, coins of such proportions are struck to mark occasions of great importance. Minted to Proof standards, the highest possible quality, it is entirely layered with pure 24- carat gold 75th anniversary seal realised in precious rhodium-platinum, creating a coin that is simply without parallel. The technical complexities of striking at such a large diameter ensures that the worldwide mintage has been set remarkably low, at just 1,945. Strong demand is expect so don’t delay, order yours now!

Features

This Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary Five Crowns exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Recall one of the most impacting moments of history with the Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary Five Crowns exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT: Remembering the 75th anniversary of Iwo Jima and Rosenthal’s era-defining image
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold.
  • LIMITED RELEASE: Worldwide mintage limited to just 1,945
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: 75th anniversary seal realised in precious rhodium-platinum, creating a coin that is simply without parallel
  • QUALITY: Proof, highest quality possible struck especially for the collector
  • AUTHENTICATION: Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • FREE: A prestigious presentation case, included at no additional cost
  • SIZE: Diameter is a huge 65mm and approx. 110gm in weight
Features

This Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary Five Crowns exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Recall one of the most impacting moments of history with the Battle of Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary Five Crowns exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT: Remembering the 75th anniversary of Iwo Jima and Rosenthal’s era-defining image
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold.
  • LIMITED RELEASE: Worldwide mintage limited to just 1,945
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: 75th anniversary seal realised in precious rhodium-platinum, creating a coin that is simply without parallel
  • QUALITY: Proof, highest quality possible struck especially for the collector
  • AUTHENTICATION: Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • FREE: A prestigious presentation case, included at no additional cost
  • SIZE: Diameter is a huge 65mm and approx. 110gm in weight