This special, engravable coin salutes the proud and brave Americans who, a half-century ago, served the cause of freedom in the Vietnam War – from the first Special Forces arrival in 1962 to the last helicopter out in 1975. Their patriotic service inspired countless future generations of military men and women through the courage and resolve they demonstrated in Southeast Asia.
For over 50 years we have told the stories of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who bravely entered the struggle to prevent communist aggression and liberate the people of South Vietnam. These heroes were bound together by a common enemy, fate, topography, and politics. Now, inspired by The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, those who belong to this elite club called Vietnam Veterans can carry this meticulously crafted coin as a firm reminder of proud service to country.
Minted from solid bronze, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, this coin honors every veteran who proudly served in the Vietnam War. The obverse features the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary In-Theater Veteran Commemorative Insignia, hand enameled, with an eagle watching overall. The reverse, depicting a scene from the Vietnam countryside and the Vietnam War Service Ribbon, is engravable, suitable for names, duty dates, or special remembrances.
This item measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.