2005 year Silver dollar commemorating John Marshall's life and work

The 2005 John Marshall Commemorative Silver Dollar was the first of two US Mint commemorative silver strikes that year. The Mint produced this strike on April 25, 2005, to commemorate the 250th birthday of the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

"John Marshall’s service to the United States—not only as a Chief Justice, but also as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, as a Member of Congress, and as Secretary of State truly makes him one of the most important figures in our Nations history."

The silver dollars were produced in proof and uncirculated form, and the initial maximum mintage was 400,000. The dollars were minted to both conditions. A total of just 263,849 coins were used in the final mintage.

Sculptor and engraver John Mercanti of the United States Mint drew the picture of the former Chief Justice of the United States that is featured on the obverse of each John Marshall Commemorative Silver Dollar commemorating his tenure as Chief Justice.

Included in the 2005 US Mint American Legacy Collection and the Marine Corps Coin & Stamp Set, a grand total of 600,000 coins were approved across all product possibilities.

On the front of every coin you'll find a reproduction of a famous image taken by Joe Rosenthal, an Associated Press photographer, showing American Marines hoisting the flag on Iwo Jima.

A sculptor and engraver at the United States Mint named Norman E. Nemeth was responsible for its creation. It has the words "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "MARINES," and the years 1775 and 2005.

The 2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar's reverse has the Marine Corps' official insignia, the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. USA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, SEMPER FIDELIS, and ONE DOLLAR surround the symbol. Charles L. Vickers created the reverse for the US Mint.

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