Awarded for major service in a military campaign, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal is awarded to American active duty heroes who fight for American interests abroad. This challenge coin version of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal is suitable for display or to be carried as a memento by the recipient or the recipient’s family and comrades-in arms. This coin upholds the significance of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal and can even be engraved with the honoree’s name and date of award.
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal honors personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguished themselves by active participation in a significant military action that otherwise has no specific medal authorized. To be awarded the medal the recipient must have been on active duty at the time of the direct participation.
This coin is minted in the USA from solid bronze, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, then imbued with bold enamel. Die struck out of thicker blanks, this coin will have a substantive feel to it as well. The obverse features the colors of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal ribbon and depicts an eagle standing on a sword loosened in its scabbard, and super- imposed on a radiant compass rose of eight points, representing the readiness to serve wherever needed. The reverse has space available for engraving. The coin comes packaged in a polybag with a header card.
This coin is dedicated to the US military men and women fight for freedom and honors their commitment to their sworn duty in perilous and inhospitable conditions.