“Year of Remembrance” Introduced
Honolulu, HI – The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association has authorized the Royal Hawaiian Mint to issue a series of commemorative coins for the 70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The issue introduces the Year of Remembrance from December 7, 2010 to December 7, 2011.
“We’re honored to be a part of remembering ‘the Day of Infamy’ with these commemoratives,” says Telle Presley, co-founder of the Royal Hawaiian Mint. “We believe these special commemorative coins are a fitting tribute to the men who died at Pearl Harbor and the men and women who serve in the armed forces today. Plus they provide a unique collectible and gift for anyone who doesn’t want that day or our troops at war to be forgotten.”
Ken Creese, Pearl Harbor survivor added, “I have seen the Royal Hawaiian Mint’s work, and it is absolutely flawless. I encourage you to add the Official Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary commemorative to your collection.” The commemorative coins will be available from Dec. 7th, 2010, until Dec. 7th 2011.
The obverse portrays the life and death battle from the deck of the USS Nevada with the stricken USS Arizona in the background. Feel the tension as the officer points to the incoming dive-bomber as two Navy sailors struggle to return fire with a .30 caliber Browning water cooled machine gun.
The reverse features the Arizona Memorial in the center with the U.S. flag surrounded by an outline of the Island of Oahu with Pearl Harbor. The Imperial Japanese flag is shown upside-down, symbolizing the eventual defeat after this fateful “Day of Infamy.” The legend includes the World War II battle call: REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR.
Three editions of the Pearl Harbor commemorative coin are available in gold, silver and bronze as singles and sets. Prices range from $19 to $379 for the gold proof set. To order in time for the holidays and more info, visit http://www.officialpearlharbor70thcommemorativeproofcoin.com/ or call 1.808.922.6468.
The Royal Hawaiian Mint has served coin collectors worldwide with unique Hawaiian commemoratives for over 36 years. The Mint is renowned for its dedication to preserving Hawaiiana in precious metals. Learn more about Hawaii’s unique cultural heritage through the Royal Hawaiian Mint’s extensive collection of Hawaiian commemoratives. Visit the Mint at the Waikiki Trade Center, 2255 Kuhio Avenue, Suite 711, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, with free validated parking on the sixth floor of the Office Tower. Phone: 808.922.6468.