The U.S. Money Reserve is a distributor of gold and silver coins released by the government, based in Austin Texas. According to Kusi.com reported they are selling a special 75th anniversary coin to mark the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. According to a story in Yahoo News, the proceeds from that sale will help the U.S. Navy Memorial fund a statue of the lone sailor at Pearl Harbor, to be unveiled on Dec. 7 of this year.
The Naval Memorial is in Washington D.C. and has the lone sailor statue, which is a symbol honoring people who have fought for the navy over the years. Most places honoring Navy veterans already have this statue, but there is not one at Pearl Harbor. U.S. Money Reserve officials posted a twitter update they would give all the proceeds of the sale of the coin – which sells for $5 – to the foundation to help pay for the statue. This should make U.S. Money Reserve the main contributor for the $30,000 project.
The same sculptor who worked on the statue in Washington will be creating the same one for the Pearl Harbor memorial. The memorial is a 7-foot bronze statue that weighs 1,000 pounds. The sailor is carrying the typical sailor bag and is the symbol of the Navy. The memorial at Pearl Harbor will be overlooking memorials to the USS Missouri and the USS Arizona, both of which were sunk during the attack in 1941. Part of the metal from the Arizona will be used in the statue display.
The U.S. Money Reserve sells gold and silver coins, as well as platinum. People use these coins to invest in precious metals and as a means of collecting various kinds of coins. The reserve has distributed several special issue coins over the years.