2005-P Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar

The 2005-P Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar was released as the second commemorative coin from the US Mint in 2005.

Mintage: 600,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 548,810
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It celebrated the establishment of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1775 by an Act of the Continental Congress. Two battalions were created initially which grew to become the Marine Corps as it is today.

The Marine Corps Silver Dollar was struck in both proof and uncirculated condition by the Mint.

Early 21st Century US Mint Commemoratives

Many commemorative coins have been released by the US Mint since the modern commemorative era began in 1982. Those issued early in the 21st century before the Marine Corps strike include:

  • 2005 – Chief Justice John Marshall Silver Dollar
  • 2004 – Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Silver Dollar
  • 2004 – Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin
  • 2003 – First Flight Centennial Commemorative Coins
  • 2002 – West Point Bicentennial Commemorative Coin
  • 2002 – Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Coins
  • 2001 – American Buffalo Commemorative Coins
  • 2001 – U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Commemorative Coins

Surcharges are added to the sale of each commemorative with raised funds being forwarded to organizations dictated by the coin’s authorizing legislation.

Issue Information

Struck from 90% silver, each Marine Corps Silver Dollar has a diameter of 1.5 inches.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Proof Marine Corps Coin on July 20, 2005.

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the Marine Corps Proof Coin was $35.00.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each Marine Corps Silver Dollar was struck at the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia and show the ‘P’ mintmark.

Designer / Sculptor / Engraver

The obverse (heads side) of the Marine Corps Silver Dollar shows the raising of the United States Flag on Iwo Jima in World War II. It was engraved by Norman E. Nemeth.

Charles Vickers engraved the reverse (tails side) to show the Marine Corps Emblem – Eagle, Globe and Anchor.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $1
Finish: Proof
Composition: 90% silver, 10% alloy
Standard Weight: 26.730 g
Standard Diameter: 1.500 inches
Edge: Reeded

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