VFW - No One Does More for Veterans POW MIA Challenge Coin
The VFW is already known for working on behalf of veterans, but among its goals is the fullest possible accounting of all missing American military service members from all wars.
If you are a VFW member who supports that goal, carrying this coin will serve as a reminder and a symbol you can share with others of the importance of this mission. Whether seeking the missing after countless years, sharing your bond with fellow POWs, or supporting those who have endured these privations, this American-minted challenge coin serves well.
The obverse features an exceptionally detailed rendering of the VFW Cross of Malta insignia, conveying at a glance the organization’s foundation in the virtues of courage and honor. Since it was founded in 1899, the VFW has been a stalwart defender of the hard-won benefits of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines—heroes all—who have put themselves in harm’s way to protect America’s freedom. Today, the VFW continues to provide service, captured in the motto “No One Does More for Veterans,” which is indelibly stamped on the front of this coin. The reverse honors the prisoners of war, those missing in action, and their families and comrades.
Minted in the USA from special deep-relief coining dies; struck from solid bronze; and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, the VFW No One Does More for Veterans challenge coin pays tribute to this exceptional organization working on behalf of the men and women who have defended America on foreign sea and soil at great personal sacrifice. Both sides of this coin are accented in bold enamel color, highlighting the significance of the symbols it bears. The reverse features a rendering of the POW-MIA emblem, which contains a silhouetted soldier with his head slightly bowed standing in the shadow of a guard tower. This coin is dedicated to the uncompromising vigilance and tireless dedication of all those who keep watch for America's unsung heroes.