|Mint Mark:||Not Shown - Philadelphia|
|Metal Content:||5 troy oz|
This is the second America the Beautiful release of 2013 and the 17th overall in the 5 oz Silver bullion series. This coin honors Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, which celebrates lasting peace between Britain, Canada and the U.S.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Individual coins come in capsules. Multiples of 10 will be delivered in mint-issued tubes without capsules. Orders of 100 come in mint-issued monster boxes also without capsules.
- Obverse: Similar to the Washington quarter featuring the text “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, and “Quarter Dollar”.
- Reverse: Depicts the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Perry with the Peace Memorial in the background, surrounded by "Perry's Victory", "Ohio", "E Pluribus Unum" and the date.
- Rim is engraved with the coin's weight and purity.
The highly popular 5 oz America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin series has captured the imagination of Silver investors and collectors alike. Add this gorgeous Silver coin to your collection today!
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Park was established in 1936 in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The memorial features a 352 foot Doric column, one of the tallest monuments in the United States. Nearly 200,000 people visit this park every year.
The memorial is named after Oliver Hazard Perry. On June 18, 1812, when war was declared on Britain, Perry was assigned a position that he deemed insignificant. Though he was promoted that October, he felt disheartened and continued to plead with the naval hierarchy for reassignment.
Resorting to his last measure, he petitioned his old friend Isaac Chauncey, commander of naval operations in the Great Lakes. Though this was not as prestigious as serving in the high seas, Perry accepted a position and went on to construct the fleet that would prove victorious in the Battle of Lake Erie.
Perry’s flagship, the U.S.S. Lawrence, was so severely damaged that the British commander sent a small boat to request that the American vessel surrender. Perry, faithful to his ship and his country, jumped aboard a small boat with his remaining crew and dodged gunfire for a half mile en route to the USS Niagara.
Once on board, he steered the ship back toward the battle, and the U.S. ships pounded British ships until they surrendered. Perry received their surrender on the reclaimed USS Lawrence.
At the age of 27, Perry earned the title “Hero of Lake Erie.” He received a congressional Gold Medal as well as thanks from Congress. His leadership set up what would become nine successful outcomes and a turning point in the battle for the west and the war itself.