United States Army Reserve MerlinGold Challenge Coin
Throughout its long history, America has always relied on the courage and conviction of citizen-soldiers, who stand ready and willing to fight to at a moment's notice to defend the cause of freedom.
Founded in 1908, the U.S. Army Reserve has played a pivotal role in strengthening this proud tradition, providing highly trained, combat-ready personnel to support the global military mission of America's fighting forces.
Exhibiting uncommon courage and determined leadership, the men and women of the Army Reserve enhance America's ability to respond quickly and decisively to emerging threats throughout the world.
This coin salutes the dedicated and skillful service of all U.S. Army Reserve soldiers, as they execute their mission to vigorously defend America's freedom. The obverse features the bust of a Colonial-Era Minuteman framed by a classic wreath design. The reverse bears the seal of the U.S. Army.
Minted in MerlinGold,® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this coin contains a proof-like finish. Each coin comes sealed in a durable Lucite capsule and is accompanied by a header card that details the history and mission of the Army Reserve.