U.S. Marines Bronze Medal Available December 14

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Washington, DC, Dec. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the U.S. Marines Bronze Medal on December 14, 2023, at noon EST.  The medal is part of the United States Armed Forces Medals Program, which honors the proud history and unique traditions of each branch of the Armed Forces.

Like its silver counterpart, the designs featured on this medal are emblematic of the history and mission of the U.S. Marine Corps.  The obverse (heads) depicts the three Marines with M4 rifles moving ashore just after an amphibious landing.  In the foreground, one of the Marines lies hidden in the grass, providing cover for the other two about to crest the hill, while a U.S. warship is seen in the distance.  Inscriptions are “U.S. MARINE CORPS” and “EVERY MARINE A RIFLEMAN.”  United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Emily Damstra created the design, which was sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.

The reverse (tails) depicts the familiar Marine Corps Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem encircled by a rope border.  Its core values, “HONOR,” “COURAGE,” and “COMMITMENT,” and the Marine Corps motto “SEMPER FIDELIS” (“Always Faithful”), are inscribed around the outer border.  AIP Designer Laurie J. Musser created the design, which was sculpted by United States Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna.

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The Armed Forces Bronze Medal is 1.5 inches in diameter and is struck in 95 percent copper and five percent zinc.  The bronze medal is sealed in plastic.

The U.S. Marines Bronze Medal is priced at $20.  To set up a “Remind Me” alert for this product, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/us-marine-corps-bronze-medal-MMCS2.html/ (product code MMCS2).  To view the Mint’s complete portfolio of medals, please visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/shop/medals/

The Armed Forces Silver Medals are available for purchase through the Mint’s Product Subscription Program.  Structured like a magazine subscription, this program affords customers the convenience of signing up to receive automatic shipments of products in a series.  The shipments continue until the enrollment is cancelled.  Visit the website for details.

Anticipated future releases in the Armed Forces Medals Program include a medal honoring the U.S. Army.  

About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.  Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note:  To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of December 14, 2023, at noon EST.

Please use the Mint’s catalog site at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ as your primary source of the most current information on products and services or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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