U.S. Money Reserve Debuts Iwo Jima Coin Series

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(Newswire.net — April 28, 2020) — April 19 marks the start of the U.S. Money Reserve’s Coin Week offering. As part of the special offering, U.S. Money Reserve is debuting a 75th Anniversary Iwo Jima coin series. The series is part of a collaboration with the Perth Mint in Australia. The purpose of the collaboration is to mint a series of coin sets honoring historic events from World War II. 

“We are proud to offer our customers the chance to own these first coins from our World War II series,” U.S. Money Reserve CEO Angela Roberts says. “There has never been a time in our generation’s history when we’ve had to fight for our everyday right to be free. While our enemy right now is completely different than those enemies our military fought so bravely, recent events do remind us how fragile freedom is. We are reminded of how truly blessed we really are. That’s why it’s our duty to honor the events and heroes of WWII. We preserve their legacy so that our next generations can continue to learn about America’s history and those who fought for and gave us our daily freedoms.”

The collaboration is part of a continued effort to highlight the importance of veterans and their sacrifices. As Roberts puts it, “There’s no question: Veterans are the backbone of this country.” The Iwo Jima bullion coins are the first in this series. There is a one-ounce silver bullion coin and one-ounce gold bullion coin that both depict the iconic image of U.S. soldiers raising the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

The Battle of Iwo Jima took place in 1945, late in World War II, and the battle lasted from February 19 to March 26. The capture of Iwo Jima served as a strategic turning point in the war because it allowed the Allied forces to control Pacific airspace a mere 700 miles from coastal Japan. Photographer Joe Rosenthal made the battle—and one moment in particular—iconic with a photograph of U.S. soldiers raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima’s highest peak. The photo “The Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima” won a Pulitzer Prize, and in the 75 years since that event, it has become one of the defining visual moments of a war that lasted six years, involved 30 countries, and was the most destructive war in modern history.

“The Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima” proved so inspiring as a testament to American perseverance and a renewed hope for world peace that U.S. citizens purchased $35 million in war bonds. The image of American soldiers lifting the flag has been further immortalized with the model at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, in honor of all Marines who have fought and died in war.

On the reverse side of the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima coins is an embossed image honoring two of the United States’ wartime allies: Australia and Great Britain. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the coin as well. John Rothans, U.S. Money Reserve Chief Procurement Officer, is well aware of this historical moment and has gone to every length to ensure reverence to the U.S. Armed Forces. 

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime series,” Rothans says. “The 75th Anniversary Iwo Jima coins beautifully commemorate one of the most iconic moments of WWII—the raising of the American flag at Iwo [Jima]. This brand-new release features exclusive legal-tender gold and silver coins with an extremely low mintage and is sure to sell out quickly. Through our partnership with the Perth Mint, our customers can expect the highest-quality coins, PCGS-certified with the first-ever ‘World War II Series’ specialty label.”

U.S. Money Reserve’s Coin Week offering starts on Sunday, April 19, and lasts through Saturday, April 25.

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Founded in 2001 and based in Austin, Texas, U.S. Money Reserve is one of the largest private distributors of U.S. and foreign government–issued gold, silver, and platinum products. Hundreds of thousands of clients across the country rely on U.S. Money Reserve to diversify their assets with physical precious metals, primarily in the form of U.S. gold and silver coins. The U.S. Money Reserve’s uniquely trained team includes coin research and financial professionals equipped with market knowledge to find products for precious metals buyers at every level. U.S. Money Reserve goes above the industry standard to provide superior customer service, with the goal of establishing a long-term relationship with each and every one of its customers.