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Saint Barbara Army Bronze Antique Challenge Coin
For more than two-hundred years, the courageous soldiers of the U.S. Army have marched in defense of America's freedom.
Engaging America's enemies with fearless determination and firm resolve, they have risked their lives on near and distant shores to strengthen America's defense and secure the nation's vital interests. Inspired by the compelling example of St. Barbara of Nicomedia, who suffered death for refusing to surrender her Christian faith, the men and women of the U.S. Army fight with courage and conviction to defend the cause of liberty throughout the world.
For centuries, St. Barbara has been recognized as the Patron Saint of Artillerymen. Honoring her legacy, the U.S. Army's Field Artillery Branch now bestows the distinguished Saint Barbara Award on those soldiers who demonstrate exceptional skill and courage on the battlefield.
This coin is dedicated to the soldiers of the U.S. Army, who continue to carry out their mission to protect and defend America's freedom. The obverse features a rendering of St. Barbara, Patron Saint of Artillerymen. The reverse bears the seal of the United States Army.
Minted in a brass alloy, this coin is coated with an antique bronze finish. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the enduring legacy of St. Barbara of Nicomedia.