The Silver 5-oz ATB 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park Coin commemorates the bravery and sacrifices of all the soldiers that participated in the War in the Pacific and WWII.
It’s the 4th coin from the 2019 edition and the 48th coin overall in the America the Beautiful (ATB) silver coin series.
About the silver 5 oz War in the Pacific coin
The reverse of the Silver 5-oz ATB 2019 War in the Pacific National Historical Park Coin features an image of American servicemen pushing the coast during the Second Battle of Guam when the U.S. recaptured the island. A part of the Higgins landing boat can be seen on the right side of the coin. It also includes the inscriptions typically found on the U.S. quarter.
The obverse of the coin’s design was introduced by Congress in 1932 and designed by John Flanagan. It features a prominently displayed image of president George Washington, the first elected president and one of the founding fathers of the United States. Inscribed around the image we find the fundamental idea George Washington advocated, the word “Liberty," along with the official U.S. motto “In God We Trust."
About War in the Pacific National Historical Park
World War II marks one of the largest and deadliest conflicts in history, marked by 70 – 85 million fatalities. An important part of the war was the War in the Pacific, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, which was geographically the largest theater of war.
The USA was pulled into the war following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The Imperial Japanese Navy followed with more attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam, and Wake Island, and the British Empire in Singapore, and Hong Kong. The First Battle of Guam took place a day after and lasted for 3 days, with the defeat of the American garrison. Guam was captured by the Japanese, who occupied the island for two and a half years, until it was recaptured by American forces on July 21, 1944. Liberation day commemorates the victory.
Today, Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean. It’s the westernmost point of the USA. To honor those who participated in the Pacific Theater of WWII, the War in the Pacific National Historical Park was established in the Apra Harbor, in 1978. It includes various parts of the island, and it’s managed by the National Park Service.
- 48th design in America the Beautiful Series and third coin released in 2019
- Iconic effigy of George Washington originally designed by John Flanagan
- One of the largest silver bullion coins ever issued by the United States Mint
- Face value of $0.25 (USD) backed by the United States.
- Mintage limited to 72,500 5 oz silver bullion coins
- Contains 5 oz of 0.999 fine silver
- Coin quality is guaranteed by the U.S. Mint