This coin salutes the retired members of the Marine Corps. Struck in a brass and given an antique finish, the obverse carries the seal of the Marines with the words "United States Marines" boldly across the top rim and "Retired" at the bottom rim. The reverse carries the Marine Bulldog mascot, a symbol used by the Marines since 1922, with "USMC" boldly across the top and "Semper Fidelis" at the bottom. A baked enamel finish provides colorful highlights, distinction, and durability.
Vigilant defenders of America's freedom, the retired men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps are genuine American heroes. Exhibiting the highest levels of courage, honor, and commitment in the discharge of their duties, they willingly braved the unknown to confront difficult and dangerous challenges, decisively defeating America's enemies throughout the world. Members of a proud tradition that reaches back to the founding of this great nation, those who have retired from the U.S. Marines join a distinguished class of warriors. Contributing to the strength of the world's most powerful maritime force, they leave a lasting legacy of service and achievement.
This coin is dedicated to all retired Marine personnel, whose noble sacrifice has strengthened America's security.
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