Serving as the backbone of America's military arsenal for well over 200 years, the Army Infantry was founded on June 14, 1775.
The U.S. Army's oldest branch and its largest combat arms force, its primary mission is to engage and defeat the enemy through conventional close combat, fire and maneuver, direct assault, and counterattack measures. As the central element in the Army's force structure, the Infantry has provided the impulse for American military victory against history's most dangerous and destructive regimes, delivering a fierce combination of precision and power to defeat America's enemies on near and distant shores.
This coin pays tribute to the warriors of the U.S. Army Infantry, whose relentless fighting spirit ensures America's continued military superiority. The obverse replicates the crossed musket design of the Infantry Branch Plaque. The reverse bears the seal of the U.S. Army.
Minted in a brass alloy and finished in bronze, this coin is imbued with enamel accents on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the mission and history of the U.S. Army.