Harry S. Truman Set of 8 dollars milled edge. Let’s start off by saying these President Harry S. Truman ‘Dollars’ were made by ICB and have nothing to do with the United States Government and they have no face value. Perhaps they will make people in the States think, but they are a private issue. Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States, he took over when Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office. He was responsible for the end of World War II. Europe was capitulating when he took office, but the Far East had a long way to go. He dropped the Atom bombs on Japan, to save hundreds of thousands of lives that would have been lost invading Japan. He set up the Marshall Plan to help rebuild Western Europe, he broke down the racial barriers in the military and in the government. When he left office he refused to go on any corporate payroll, despite not having a Presidential pension. These pattern ‘Dollars’ show Truman on one side with the date 1973 and the Number of each piece out of a total of 50 made is etched into the coin. The reverse shows the White House with the Truman balcony and the American Bald Eagle with a ‘1’. Only 50 were struck with the plain edge and 50 with the milled edge, We are offering both types. There are 8 pieces in each set, Sterling Silver, Goldine, Bronze, Aluminium, Pewter, Cupronickel, Copper and Steel. I bought most of the mintage, all 8 pieces are etched with your unique matching number, out of the total mintage of just 50 sets. They are full crownsized and in Proof condition.
This medal says it all, ‘Grateful Nation – Never Forget – POW –MIA’ which stands for Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA). The bold head of a Bald Eagle in white, gold and yellow is set against a red, white and blue American Flag. The other side also has the head of an eagle and five symbols for the five branches of the American armed services. This piece is outstanding in that the colours are bright and vibrant and really knock you out. The sentiment is even more important, these are the service people who have helped defend us and we cannot forget them. One of the nicest pieces we have offered, but supplies are limited.