2005-P Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Uncirculated Silver Dollar

Celebrating the establishment of one of America’s most legendary institutions is the 2005-P Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Uncirculated Silver Dollar from the US Mint.

Mintage: 600,000 maximum across all product options
Final Mintage: 49,671
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The United States Marine Corps was established by an Act of the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775 with the creation of two battalions. Since then, the Corps and those in it have done their duty to defend the United States of America.

Released for sale on July 20, 2005, the Marine Corps Silver Dollar was struck in both proof and uncirculated condition by the Mint.

Early 21st Century US Mint Commemoratives

The US Mint’s modern commemorative coin era began in 1982. Since that year, the Mint has produced a multitude of commemoratives. Those struck in the few years preceding the Marine Corps Coin 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

A surcharge is added to the sale of each commemorative by the US Mint. Proceeds from that surcharge are forwarded to organizations dictated by the legislation which authorizes each coin.

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 Uncirculated Marine Corps Coin on July 20, 2005.

Issue Price

The initial price charged for the Marine Corps Uncirculated Coin was $33.00.

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

Norman E. Nemeth engraved the obverse (heads side) of the Marine Corps Silver Dollar to show the raising of the United States Flag on Iwo Jima in World War II,

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

Coin Specifications

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

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