Formed in 1988 to replace the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the federal government’s second largest department.
Charged with delivering acute and preventative health care services and overseeing the administration of benefits for America’s military service veterans and their families, it employs approximately 219,000 professionals. Operating hundreds of full-service medical facilities and clinics across the United States, the VA not only provides direct patient care, but also sponsors and conducts theoretical and applied research in all areas of medicine. Offering a full range of benefits for those who have sacrificed for our nation’s freedom, it is recognized as one of America’s most prestigious and honorable institutions.
This coin is dedicated to all American service veterans and honors those who serve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with pride. The obverse contains the organization’s official emblem, which depicts an eagle clutching both a vintage and modern American flag. The reverse contains the seal of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Minted in proof-like MerlinGold,® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates gold’s brilliant luster, this coin comes sealed in a durable Lucite capsule and packaged with a Department of Defense header card.
Each coin measures 1.5 inches (39mm) in diameter.
Official Licensed Product of the U.S. Army. By federal law, licensing fees paid to the U.S. Army for use of its trademarks provide support to the Army Trademark Licensing Program, and net licensing revenue is devoted to U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.