2 oz Silver High Relief Round - Deuce Head Four SkullPRODUCT ID: 15628
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Individual rounds come in protective packaging.
- Obverse: Features a modern day battlefield cross over a rugged mountain scene indicative of the mountainous middle east. Encircled with the text “FALLEN WARRIORS” across the top, and “YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN” across the bottom, separated by two stars.
- Reverse: Features a heraldic eagle with wings open, carrying a furled banner with the words “GOD BLESS AMERICA” incused. Encircled by “HOME OF THE FREE” across the top and “BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE” across the bottom, and “2 TROY OUNCES .999 FINE SILVER” above.
Struck in the smaller 39 mm format creating a thicker look and feel.
When the “battlefield cross” first appeared is a matter of conjecture. It is possible that it was during the Civil War, signifying a deceased soldier to be gathered and buried during a truce called for that purpose. The fallen soldiers were buried in graves in makeshift cemeteries near the battlefields, marked only by a simple wooden plaque. During both World Wars, the configuration of the rifle pointed down, with the helmet perched on the stock was a common site. It still acted as a marker so that the Graves Registration Service personnel could retrieve the body for burial, and it also started to act as a memorial.
By the time of the Korean War, changes were made to the process of handling the deceased soldier. Instead of burying the soldiers in temporary military cemeteries, they were removed to staging sites to be readied for shipment to Japan and ultimately home. The battlefield cross took on more significance during this time, as a way to provide closure for the fallen soldier’s comrades.
Interpretations vary regarding the meaning of the components, and how they are placed. The rifle facing downward means the soldier was killed in action; a rifle with a bayonet stuck in the ground tells us the soldier went down fighting. It’s not hard to interpret the placement of the boots or the presence of the dog tags: the soldier has marched the final march to battle, and he will never be forgotten.
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Sale items (if applicable)
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Exchanges (if applicable)
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If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
To return your purchase, you must mail the address given to you upon contacting American Heritage Mint and Bullion.
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