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 Author  Topic: Solomon Islands JFK / 109 Silver Coin
Jeff D

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From http://www.pasifik.news/solomon-islands-strikes-jfk-commemorative-1-coin/:
BULLION Exchanges and the Royal Australian Mint have announced an exclusive 1 oz. Silver JFK Commemorative $1 coin honouring the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) the 35th President of the United States.

Prices: http://www.bullionexchanges.com/2017-1-oz-silver-jfk-solomon-islands-assay



Closeup of the boat, looks like the mast was in the process of being removed:D





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I hope their product is better than their ability to do some research. According to their web site, our favorite boat was sunk by an aircraft while attempting to launch a torpedo.

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Jeff D

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Thanks for pointing that out Larry. I didn't catch that confusing bit:
On the night of August 2, 1943, boat PT-109 was destroyed by Japanese aircraft. John F. Kennedy attempted to turn his ship starboard to aim the torpedoes, but there wasnt enough time. The larger Japanese destroyer PT-109, splitting it in half.



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And the twin-.50 gun turrets are on the wrong sides of the boat...


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NOT TO MENTION - -

The Chart House, well, the whole super structure looks like a Higgins. Well maybe in todays environment they simply wanted to be PC-Correct and not leave out the Higgins boats. After all it might hurt their feeling.

Jerry - No negative comment or suggestion on Higgins just a comical comment.

JEFF - Thanks for the PT 109 post - and you to Brutus . . . . . . . ; )

Dick . . . .


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Jeff D

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Glad to be of service Dick! I'll see if I can find some 109 stamps!



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