End of World War II Gold and Silver Medals Sales Start November 9

The United States Mint will open sales on November 9, 2020 for the End of World War II gold and silver medals. The two medals, which commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the global war, will go on sale starting at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific.

The silver medal will be priced at $75.00. There is a production limit of 20,000 medals and a household limit of one medal. It is a 1-ounce 99.99% silver production. Meanwhile, the gold medal has not had pricing announced but you can expect it to be around $800 for this 1/2-ounce, 99.99% pure gold medal. There is a production limit of 7,500 of the gold medals with a household limit of one when sales begin on November 9.

Both the gold coin and silver medal share a common Obverse and Reverse. The Obverse depicts an eagle in flight with an olive branch in its right talon. It was designed by artist Ronal Sanders, a member of the Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

2020 End of World War II Silver Medal Obverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)
2020 End of World War II Silver Medal Obverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)

The Reverse of the coin draws on the Obverse of the 1945 World War II Victory Medal with the sun element. The design of the Reverse was created by AIP artist Donna Weaver and sculpted by Renata Gordon.

2020 End of World War II Silver Medal Reverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)
2020 End of World War II Silver Medal Reverse (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)

These new gold and silver medals continue the ongoing commemoration of the end of the Second World War by the United States Mint. Throughout 2020, the United States Mint has announced several products or enhanced products to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II. This has included Privy marks on the Washington Quarter from West Point and a Privy marked American Eagle.

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