This coin, honoring those of the Department of Defense who serve around the world with pride, is as solid and brilliant as the department personnel who carry it. Deftly governing all of America’s military might, the Department of Defense (DoD) beats at the heart of the powerful and unyielding body that guards America’s liberty and independence.
With roots planted in what was originally The War Department in 1789, the DoD has shouldered the proud responsibility of managing all U.S. military services since 1949. Commanding offices in every time zone, it oversees thousands of active duty men and women and civilian personnel – many of them stationed overseas. Additionally, thousands more serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces under the guiding wing of the Department of Defense. The DoD strategically retains enlisted and civilian members in every part of the world, primed to support and defend our freedoms whenever and wherever needed.
Minted in solid bronze with a rich antique finish and highlighted with bold enamel, this coin is dedicated to brave enlisted military personnel and civilians who power and support the Department of Defense. The obverse proudly depicts the U.S. Armed Forces emblems – the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard – encircled in brilliant blue enamel. The reverse displays the DoD’s insignia, spotlighted by varying degrees of blue.
Each coin measures 2 inches (50mm) in diameter.
This coin is packaged in our signature Ranger Industries protective polymer coin flip.
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