The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association has authorized the Royal
Hawaiian Mint to strike 2011 Pearl Harbor Proof commemorative medals
composed of bronze and silver. These will be issued from Dec. 7, 2010,
to Dec. 7, 2011. All orders for the Official Pearl Harbor 70th
Anniversary commemorative medal will benefit the PHSA and the
survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.
The obverse of the commemorative portrays the life and death
battle from the deck of the USS Nevada with the stricken
USS Arizona in the background. An officer points to the
incoming dive-bomber as two Navy sailors return fire with a .30
caliber Browning water cooled machine gun.
The reverse features the USS Arizona Memorial in the
center with the U.S. flag surrounded by an outline of the island of
Oahu with Pearl Harbor. The Imperial Japanese flag is shown upside
down, symbolizing Japan’s defeat. The legend includes the World War II
battle call REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR.
The bronze and silver commemoratives measure 39-millimeters in
diameter. The bronze medal is priced at $24 and the silver medal costs
$75. The silver medal contains 1 ounce of .999 fine silver.
A combined silver and bronze set is also available for purchase
To order, visit the website www.officialpearlharbor70thcommemorativeproofcoin.com/,
telephone 808-922-6468, or mail orders to Royal Hawaiian Mint, 527 N.
Green River Road #158, Evansville, IN 47715.
Orders must be received or postmarked by Dec. 7, 2011, for
delivery by Christmas. ■