Founded in 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps has proudly defended America for more than 200 years, serving as one of the nation's most elite combat forces.
Driven by a passion for excellence and guided by a courage that knows no bounds, the dedicated warriors of the U.S. Marine Corps have earned a reputation as the "First to Fight," serving on the front lines of history's toughest battles.
Forever faithful to their pledge to protect and defend America's freedom, these fierce warriors have engaged America's enemy's with unmatched intensity and awe-inspiring enthusiasm, risking their lives to preserve the honor of their beloved Corps and country.
This coin salutes the service of all U.S. Marines ' past and present ' who have contributed to the proud legacy of America's most celebrated fighting force. The obverse contains the eagle, globe, and anchor of the official Marine Corps seal. The reverse bears the seal of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Minted in a brass alloy and finished in antique bronze, this coin is imbued on both sides with bold enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the mission and history of the Department of Defense.