Demonstrating proven proficiency and an unwavering devotion to duty, those who earn the rank of Ensign are renowned for their ability to master any challenge that stands in their way. Ensigns are the foundation of the Navy leadership corps. Embodying the spirit and pride of the world's most powerful maritime force, they undertake every task with the utmost confidence and skill, driving the success of their assigned command. Employing their expertise in communications, intelligence, propulsion, engineering and other critical areas of operation, they provide vital support to Navy commanders throughout the fleet, ensuring America's continued maritime strength and military dominance. This coin pays tribute to the outstanding commitment and advancing skill of all U.S. Navy Ensigns. The obverse features a rendering of the single gold bar worn on the uniforms of all Navy Ensigns. Embedded in a stylized anchor design on the reverse is the official U.S. Navy seal, rendered in full-color enamel. The reverse also contains a space for engraving. Struck in a brass alloy, this coin is clad in nickel and accented with enamel highlights on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the U.S. Navy's global mission to safeguard freedom.