Marine Corps Silver Dollar Unveiled

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    QUANTICO, Va. - A 1945 photograph taken at Iwo Jima was memorialized in a commemorative coin released Wednesday celebrating the 230th anniversary of the Marine Corps.

    The silver dollar, featuring Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's historic flag-raising photograph, was released during a ceremony at U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico.

    At the ceremony, officials including U.S. Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore presented two shiny, new silver dollars to retired Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas, president of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

    Part of the proceeds from the sale of the coins will go to the foundation to help build the new National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico.

    The silver dollars are available online, by telephone and by mail from the Mint.

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