Saint Barbara - Marine Bronze Antique Challenge Coin

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The U.S. Marine Corps has proudly defended America for more than two-hundred years, serving as one of the nation's most elite combat forces.

Exhibiting uncommon courage and trademark tenacity, the warriors of the Marine Corps have fought on the front lines of some of history's most brutal battles. Forever committed to defending America's freedom throughout the world, they have risked their lives to strengthen the nation's defense.

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. Marine Corps carry the cause of liberty to near and distant shores.

Recognized as the Patron Saint of Artillerymen, the legacy of St. Barbara has been honored by generations of Marines, who have sought her aid and protection as they carry out their liberating mission.

This coin is dedicated to all U.S. Marines, who continue to carry out their mission to defend America's freedom. The obverse features a rendering of St. Barbara. The reverse bears the seal of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Minted in a brass alloy, this coin is coated in a bronze finish. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes St. Barbara's enduring legacy.