USS MISSOURI Battleship 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2008

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The most appropriate tribute to one of the most crucial ship in the history of 2nd World War. USS Missouri ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a U.S. Navy Iowa-class battleship, the last one built by the United States, and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II. This coin is issued by Palau in Silver 999.

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Country Palau
Year 2008
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Size (mm) 42 x 42
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 1.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) No
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The USS Missouri, an Iowa-class battleship with its 30 knots (56 kilometres per hour), was one of the fastest battleships in the US Navy fleet. The vessels dimensions, which are 270 meters times 33 meters, were well-defined as it was essential to cross the Panama Canal (minimum width 33.5 meters) in order to reach strategic important operational areas much faster.

The USS Missouri which was put into commission in 1944 was involved in the battle of Okinawa. On September 2nd, 1945 an important occasion, which went down in history, took place on her deck. The political and military Japanese representatives signed their capitulation in Tokyo Bay and the Second World War finally came to an end.

Also in subsequent American wars the USS Missouri came into operation. 1950 in the Korean War and later, rearmed and modernised, in the Second Gulf War. Since 1995 the famous battleship has served its time and is now a museum in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.

The obverse depicts the USS Missouri with extremely high details. The reverse shows the Palau Coat of Arms.