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1991 PEARL HARBOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY- ERROR

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Shortly before the 50th Anniversary Pearl Harbor commemorative was scheduled for release, the Mint was shocked to learn the anti-aircraft gun depicted on the obverse of the first Pearl Harbor Dalas was a 50mm machine gun instead of a water-cooled 50 caliber Browning!

Just imagine! Such an error was simply not acceptable, expressly on the Official Pearl Harbor commemorative honoring “The men who gave their lives so that Liberty shall live". It had to be changed.

Then upon closer examination two other errors were discovered. The gunner's helmet, although issued during WWII, was not in use at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. And the placement of the USS Nevada in relation to the USS Arizona was also too close.

So, at great expense and loss of sales, the Mint's engraver quickly re-cut a new die that corrected the helmet, adjusted the location of the USS Nevada and changed the late model anti-aircraft machine gun to the Pre-WWII water-cooled 50 caliber Browning.

Finally, the Mint was back in production. In January 1992, the 1,367 Pearl Harbor Errors were offered to anybody who had ordered a Pearl Harbor Dala. OIP for the Pearl Harbor Error that contained one ounce of .999 fine silver was $34. The Errors sold-out within a week.

RE: MINTLINE JANUARY 1992


1991 PEARL HARBOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY- ERROR

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Issued in 1992. Obverse: PEARL HARBOR DALA, DECEMBER 7, 1941 shows a non-water cooled anti-aircraft gun in error. Reverse: REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR, KEEP AMERICA ALERT, DAY OF INFAMY, MEMORIAL, 50TH, PEARL HARBOR, with outline of Oahu, the memorial and U.S. Flag. Packaged in a tamper proof capsule and a gift box with Official Pearl Harbor 50th Anniversary Commemorativi printed outer box with Certificate of Authenticity Mintage: 1367

Additional Information

Issue 1991
Quality Proof
Mintage 1367
Obverse PEARL HARBOR DALA, DECEMBER 7, 1941 shows a non-water cooled anti-aircraft gun in error.
Reverse REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR, KEEP AMERICA ALERT, DAY OF INFAMY, MEMORIAL, 50TH, PEARL HARBOR, with outline of Oahu, the memorial and U.S. Flag
Packaging Packaged in a tamper proof capsule and a gift box with Royal Hawaiian Silver printed outer box with Certificate of Authenticity
Diameter 39mm
Metal .999 Fine Silver

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