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St. Elmo Challenge Coin - MerlinGold - OPSGEAR


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St. Elmo Challenge Coin - MerlinGold

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The courageous Sailors of the U.S. Navy know first hand the inherent dangers of life at sea. Braving deep waters far from their homes, they carry out the Navy's mission to protect America's freedom throughout the world.

For centuries, U.S. Navy Sailors have invoked the name of St. Elmo, Patron Saint of Mariners, seeking aid and protection from above as they perform their duty.

St. Elmo's Fire is the name given to a meteorological phenomenon in which an electrical discharge, produced from a lightning strike, visibly emenates from a tall grounded object, such as the mast of a ship. According to maritime legend, one flame portends bad weather on the horizon while two flames signals fair skies ahead.

This coin is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Navy, who fearlessly navigate uncharted waters to protect and defend America's interests.

The obverse depicts the figure of St. Elmo standing guard over a vintage Navy frigate. The reverse bears the seal of the U.S. Navy.

This proof-like coin is minted in MerlinGold,® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold. It comes sealed in a tarnish-resistant Lucite capsule and is accompanied by a header card that chronicles the Navy's history.

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NOTE: You may receive multiple shipments but you will only pay for shipping one time (unless FREE). We absorb the additional shipping costs as a service to you.

Flat Rates, Grunt Rate and Light Fighter Rate are NO-RUSH Shipping and a way for us to reduce shipping costs to you. There are no guaranteed shipping times with these or the free rates.

Shipping Process:

  • Domestic Orders: ORDER PLACED > Item(s) ships from one or more warehouses direct to you. Over 98% of our items ship within 1-5 days. We have real-time inventory sync with most of our warehouses, but on rare occasions when an item is backordered shipping can exceed 30 days. We will do all we can to inform you, assist you with alternate product selection and expedite your order.
  • International Orders: ORDER PLACED > Item(s) are consolidated from one or many locations to OPSGEAR® HQ then completed order is shipped direct to you. International orders normally arrive within 1-2 weeks but can exceed 30 days at times. 

Tracking will be sent to the email account on record when an item has shipped (USA) or when the entire package has shipped (INTERNATIONAL).

Additional Information

Order Tracking: Most orders will receive a tracking number via email after the order has shipped. Please contact our customer relations department to check on the status of orders that do not have tracking available.

Alaska & Hawaii: We ship via USPS and UPS for customers placing orders shipping to Alaska or Hawaii. USPS can take up to 7-10 business days for delivery. A live quote is generated during the checkout process. PLEASE NOTE: USPS will not ship items containing Lithium batteries overseas.

Guam, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands: A rate will be calculated at the time of purchase when shipping to these locations. All packages are sent via USPS Priority and are fully insured. PLEASE NOTE: USPS will not ship items containing Lithium batteries overseas.

P.O. Boxes: We do not ship to standard P.O. Boxes. We require a physical address to process your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Volume Purchase Orders: We offer FREE NO-RUSH SHIPPING on most volume orders.

Backorder Shipping: The moment your backorder becomes available, we will ship it out at no additional charge.

Local Pickup: NOT Available.



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