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Throughout human history, there have always been those individuals who have willingly sacrificed their safety to shield others from fire's deadly force. Driven by a deep desire to help those most in need, these valiant men and women have relied on an inner strength that few possess.
Over the centuries, countless generations of firefighters have called upon the aid and protection of St. Florian of Lorch, the third-century Roman warrior who was tortured and killed for rescuing innocent Christians from the ravages of fire. Inspired by his compelling example, they faithfully fulfill their life-saving mission.
This coin pays tribute to the extraordinary courage and conviction demonstrated by firefighters throughout history. The obverse depicts St. Florian and a moder-day firefighter extinguishing a blaze. The reverse contains the complete text of the Fireman's Prayer, which captures the spirit of the sacrifice embodied in all those who battle the smoke and flames to keep us safe.
Minted in MerlinGold,® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this coin comes sealed in a protective Lucite capsule and packaged with a detailed header card that highlights Saint Florian's enduring legacy.