The 2013-P 5 oz Silver Perry's Victory Coin is the 17th released coin in the America the Beautiful Silver Coin Program. Each holder in this listing has been personally hand-signed by John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint.
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- PCGS encapsulation protects and guarantees the SP-69 condition.
- First Strike label ensures this coin was received by PCGS within 30 days of release from the mint.
- 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.
- Sovereign coin backed by the U.S. government.
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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.