We pause to remember and honor those Americans who fought one of the greatest threats the world ever faced. Whether here on the home front or on far-away continents and islands, the “greatest generation” rose to the occasion in spectacular and selfless fashion to meet the challenge and preserve our freedoms and way of life.

The obverse (heads) design features an eagle in flight grasping an olive branch, symbolizing peace, in its right talon. The design is inspired by the 1945 version of the Great Seal of the United States, where the eagle faces to the right, toward the olive branch. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “1945,” and “WORLD WAR II.”

The reverse (tails) design echoes the sun element featured on the obverse of the 1945 World War II Victory Medal. The sun from that medal has, 75 years later, risen to noon day brilliance. It shines on the symbolic olive branches on the left. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” 75th ANNIVERSARY,” “2020,” “AU 24K 1/2 OZ.,” and “$25.”


Denomination: $25
Finish: Proof
Composition: 99.99% Gold
Diameter: 1.063 inches (27.00 mm)
Weight: 0.5000 troy oz. (15.554 grams)
Edge: Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark: West Point – W