WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today,
the United States Mint (Mint) is officially announcing the designs
for the 2020 End of World War II 75th Anniversary Coin and Medal
Program. The designs will be featured on a 24-karat gold coin and a
silver medal. Images of the coin and medal are available here.
The common obverse (heads) design depicts an eagle in flight
grasping an olive branch, symbolizing peace, in its right talon.
The design is inspired by the 1945 version of the Great Seal of
the United States, which portrays
the eagle facing right toward the olive branch. Inscriptions are
"LIBERTY," "1945," and "WORLD WAR II." Mint Artistic Infusion
Program (AIP) artist Ronald Sanders
created this design, which was sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist
The common reverse (tails) design echoes the sun element on the
obverse of the 1945 World War II Victory Medal. The sun depicted on
that medal has, 75 years later, risen to noon day brilliance. It
shines on the olive branches. Inscriptions on the gold coin are
"UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E
PLURIBUS UNUM," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "75th ANNIVERSARY," "2020," "AU
24K," "1/2 OZ." and "$25." The inscription on the silver medal is
"75th ANNIVERSARY." AIP artist Donna
Weaver created this design, which Mint Medallic Artist
Renata Gordon sculpted.
On-sale dates for all of the 2020 End of World War II 75th
Anniversary coins and medal are published on the Mint's Product
Schedule here. To sign up for Remind Me alerts and to purchase the
(product code 20XG)
(product code 20XH)
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became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the
Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is
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products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins;
Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and
gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and
operate at no cost to taxpayers.
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for additional information about the 2020 End of World War II 75th
Anniversary Coin and Medal Program.
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