Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar
The British colonies in America were getting ready for war in 1775. Even with very few ships, the Continental Congress allowed its military leaders to raise two battalions of Marines. Those two battalions were the beginning of today’s United States Marine Corps.
From the nation’s birth until now, the Marines have proudly served and defended the values and freedoms at the heart of America. From the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Marines have been part of all the military milestones in our history.
But this world-class fighting force is not only about fighting. The Corps and its members sum up their values in three words: honor, courage, and commitment. Always deciding to be honest and to bravely do the right thing is the standard that Marines strive to live and work by.
In 2005, the United States Mint honored the Marine Corps and the thousands of Marines who have sacrificed to serve our nation since the Corps was founded. A new silver dollar proudly commemorates the 230th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps.
Part of the price of the coin is set aside for creating a National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia. The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is working with the Marine Corps to develop this museum.