Part of the American Treasures series brings this impeccable statue in commemoration of the flag raising on Iwo Jima. The gorgeous three-dimensional statue offers you the opportunity to purchase one of Americas most iconic events.
- Contains 30 oz of Silver.
- Each statue comes in a protective case accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
- Limited mintage of 1,000 pieces.
- Depicts six United States Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
- Bottom: Features a laser-engraved serial number along with the weight and purity.
Protect your Silver from toning by adding cotton gloves to your order.
These Silver Statues possess impeccable craftsmanship. Add this beautiful 30 oz Silver Statue to your collection today!
Each Silver Statue features an antique finish that gives it a unique look and feel that further adds to the masterful artwork and its collectibility.
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an iconic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. The photograph was first published in Sunday newspapers on February 25, 1945. It was extremely popular and was reprinted in thousands of publications. Later, it became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the United States as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war.
Three Marines depicted in the photograph, Sergeant Michael Strank, Corporal Harlon Block, and Private First Class Franklin Sousley were killed in action over the next few days. The three surviving flag-raisers were Corporals (then Private First Class) Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, and Harold Schultz, who first received Marine Corps recognition in June 2016.
The image was later used by Felix de Weldon to sculpt the Marine Corps War Memorial, which was dedicated in 1954 to all Marines who died for their country and is located in Arlington Ridge Park, near the Ord-Weitzel Gate to Arlington National Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillon.