Serving as the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense, The Pentagon, is the largest office building in the world, with more than six million total square feet of space, including corridors that stretch 17.5 miles. Completed in 1943, The Pentagon has been the logistical hub for all U.S. Military operations for more than five decades. This pentagon-shaped coin commemorates The Pentagon’s central role in protecting the American people and defending America’s interests throughout the world.
The obverse features a rendering of the Pentagon set below the seals of Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard all set against a translucent blue enamel. The reverse depicts The Pentagon building.
The Department of Defense is committed to defending the Pentagon even better than before. This coin recognizes the efforts of those who are defending the Pentagon, and this unique pentagon-shaped coin is dedicated to the military and civilian members of the Department of Defense, who enable that organization to meet its mission to protect and defend Americans at home and abroad.
Minted in a brass alloy and coated with an antique finish, this coin is imbued with richly colored enamel accents on both sides.
Each coin contains an antique bronze finish, and measures 2 inch x 1 7/8 inch.