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Who Funded the Lone Sailor Statue?

The US Money Reserve recently brought out to the public according to, the 75th Anniversary Gold Coin to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor. The gold coin will be legal tender and made from 24 karat gold. The coin comes in 3 distinct sizes, 1 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz. Each contains .9999 fine gold and is backed for its gold weight. This coin is the first ever minting of its kind and will be exclusively available from the US Money Reserve. Very few of these coins will be minted making it a one of a kind rarity.

The design of the US Money Reserve coin comes from the master designer known as Thomas Vaughan. The front of the coin reads “75TH ANNIVERSARY PEARL HARBOR MCMXLI” with 2 Japanese fighter aircraft flying overhead. A very beautiful coin that will be used for a good cause. This cause will see the joining of the US Money Reserve and the US Navy Memorial Foundation in an effort to funding and erecting the Lone Sailor Statue at Pearl Harbor.

Originally published on Yahoo. The purpose of the statue is to inspire both old and new members of the armed services as well as pay tribute to all the heroes that fell on that fateful day, December 7th 1941. The statue will be made out of bronze and weigh in at 1700 pounds. Made from 2 parts the bag and cleat of the sailor and the sailor himself. Originally designed by Stanley Belifeld a known sculptor for the US Navy Memorial. The statue will stand 7 feet on top of steel taken from the USS Arizona Battleship from 1915.

Erecting the statue in the Pearl Harbor will forever honor what happened that day and will live on forever.