Important for morale and Navy culture, Musicians make important contribution to the success of the Navy’s operations around the world.
Musicians play in official Navy bands and special groups such as jazz bands, dance bands and small ensembles. They give concerts and provide music for military ceremonies, religious services, parades, receptions and dances. Official unit bands usually do not include stringed instruments, but each musician must be able to play at least one brass, woodwind or percussion instrument. Sailors are selected for this rating through auditions.
This coin salutes the service of all Musicians, whose tireless dedication to duty helps to support the Navy’s outstanding servicemen and women stationed worldwide.
Minted on the obverse against a blue enameled backdrop is the specialty insignia of the U.S. Navy Musicians. The reverse contains a stylized anchor design, which incorporates a full color rendering of the U.S. Navy’s official seal.
Struck in a cuper nickel alloy, this coin contains an antique finish.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item.
™ Department of the Navy. Officially Licensed by the Department of the Navy.