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John F. Kennedy JFK Solomon Islands $1 Silver Coins

Bullion Exchanges introduces an exclusive coin edition from the Royal Australian Mint, released due to the 100th anniversary of the birthday of John F. Kennedy - 35th President of the United States. There is no President from the 20th century who was more popular than JFK and who influenced America for more than a decade in such a powerful and charismatic way. However, the concept behind this anniversary release is to remember one of the most famous naval crashes in the history of WWII and the act of courage shown by JFK as a young lieutenant.

History

During WWII, the Japanese controlled nearly the entire western Pacific, and they wanted to take what was left. This included the Solomons Islands, which were key to Australia and New Zealand. In 1943, the crew of Boat PT-109 commanded by Lieutenant Kennedy attempted to patrol the islands until a Japanese Destroyer rammed the boat, cutting it in half. A few men died in the incident, but it was only due to the heroic efforts of Kennedy that the crew was rescued later on. After that incident, J. Kennedy was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Medal and this story became a significant part of his biography.

Design

The coin designer Stevan Stojanovic, a well-known illustrator from the Royal Australian Mint who was inspired by this impressive act of courage and presented it in his artwork. The obverse depicts the portrait of young John F. Kennedy, boat PT-109, and was inscribed with “1914-2017,” ”ONE DOLLAR,” and “JOHN F. KENNEDY.” The reverse bears the recognizable effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, completed with the inscriptions: “2017,” “SOLOMON ISLANDS,” and “ELIZABETH II.”

This superb coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and has a denomination of $1 dollar. The impressive coin diameter of 40.00 mm and the unique frosted finish allows every coin’s detail to stand out. This coin is absolutely flawless and has a limited mintage of 15,000 pieces which makes it highly collectible and an exceptional addition for any passionate numismatist.

Bullion Exchanges is thrilled to offer this coin in graded NGC and PCGS versions as well. We believe this unique silver coin commemorates the past and looks to the future, united by a great story. If you have any questions about the Silver John F. Kennedy JFK Solomon Islands $1 Coin you can reach our customer service representatives by phone at 800.852.6884 or connect us via our live chat feature.