Recognizing courage in the face of danger, the Navy and Marine Corps Medal celebrates the valiant spirit of every service member, regardless of nationality, who acts in the face of personal danger while serving with the United States Navy or Marine Corps. This challenge coin version of the Navy and Marine Corps 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 and Marine Corps Medal and can even be engraved with the honoree’s name and date of award.
The Navy and Marine Corps Medal honors sailors and Marines who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Navy and Marine Corps, have distinguished himself or herself by a heroic act, at the voluntary risk of his or her life but not involving actual combat. The saving of a life or the success of the voluntary heroic act is not essential and this medal is not awarded for normal performance of duties.
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 and Marine Corps Medal ribbon and an eagle, with wings spread, clutching an anchor. The reverse has space available for engraving. The coin comes packaged in a polybag with a header card.