This high relief, splash-minted coin exhibits the precision detail characteristic of such minting technique. Die struck out of thicker blanks, this coin will have a substantive feel to it as well. The coin is given an antique finish then enameled and baked for a beautiful and durable result. The reverse has space available for engraving.
The Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have been operationally deployed abroad to combat terrorism after September 11, 2001.
America’s Armed Forces have struck fiercely and ferociously at the enemies of freedom in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Established by Executive Order of President George W. Bush in 2003, this medal rewards those who have left their homes and old lives behind — sometimes never to return — to serve at the forefront of a new kind of war.
This coin commemorates the heroic resolve of America’s sentinels of liberty to protect the American homeland — at any price and on any shore.