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Saint Florian Challenge Coin - Bronze Antique
Every U.S. Navy Sailor knows that fire on board a ship can be as dangerous and destructive as any enemy attack.
Committed to shielding their fellow Sailors from harm, every member of the U.S. Navy is trained to prevent, fight, and contain the scourge of fire. These brave men and women are encouraged by the inspiring example of another intrepid warrior, Florian of Lorch, the third-century Roman soldier who risked his life to rescue innocent Christians from their burning villages. A man of uncommon conviction and unmatched courage, Saint Florian has been revered as the Patron Saint of Firefighters for centuries and has long been a part of the U.S. Navy tradition.
This coin salutes the courage and skill of Navy Sailors stationed throughout the world, whose dedicated service keeps America safe. The obverse features St. Florian and a modern-day firefighter extinguishing a blaze. The reverse bears the U.S. Navy seal.
Minted in MerlinGold,® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this coin contains an antique bronze finish. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the enduring legacy of St. Florian of Lorch, the Patron Saint of Firefighters.