A significant recognition of courage and bravery, the Navy & Marine Commendation Medal celebrates sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. This challenge coin version of the Navy & Marine Commendation 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 Navy & Marine Commendation Medal and can even be engraved with the honoree’s name and date of award.
The Navy & Marine Commendation Medal honors sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service for valorous actions in direct contact with an enemy, but of a lesser degree than required for the award of the Bronze Star Medal. This decoration is awarded by operational commanders, requiring the signature of an admiral or general officer in the grade of O-7, which allows for interpretation of the criteria for which the medal may be awarded.
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 Navy & Marine Commendation Medal ribbon and depicts an eagle clutching three arrows, with a shield overall. 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.