The USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) plays a critical role in America’s naval superiority across the globe. A Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship, she is well equipped to support amphibious operations in any theater. The USS Harpers Ferry is named for the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, an important military armory in the Civil War.
Commissioned on 7 January 1995, the USS Harpers Ferry has a displacement of over 16,000 tons and stretches some 610 feet in length. Due to its amphibious support capabilities, the USS Harpers Ferry is ideally suited to support the Navy’s critical mission abroad, and can carry a fully equipped detachment of approximately 500 Marines, ready to strike for freedom wherever they are needed.
This coin is minted in bronze and pays tribute to the USS Harpers Ferry, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse displays the crest of the USS Harpers Ferry, imbued with bold colored enamel. The reverse contains a scene with a starboard view of the USS Harpers Ferry cutting through the water, with the ship’s motto, “First in Freedom.”
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) round in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.