Marine Corps Medal

Published December 13, 2023 | 1 min read

By Caleb Noel

Beginning at noon tomorrow (ET), the U.S. Mint will offer a new U.S. Marine Corps bronze medal. This is the latest product from the coining facility’s United States Armed Forces Medals Program, which honors the legacy and traditions of each Armed Forces branch.

The obverse shows three Marines with M4 rifles moving ashore just after an amphibious landing. One of the Marines lies obscured in the foreground, covering the other two about to crest a hill. A U.S. warship appears in the distance. The inscriptions read U.S. MARINE CORPS and EVERY MARINE A RIFLEMAN. United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Emily Damstra created the design, and Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill sculpted the motif.

The reverse features a faithful depiction of the familiar Marine Corps eagle, globe, and anchor emblem encircled by a rope border. The branch’s core values, HONOR, COURAGE, and COMMITMENT, and its motto SEMPER FIDELIS (“Always Faithful”), appear along the outer border. AIP Designer Laurie J. Musser created the design; Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna executed it.

Interested collectors can visit the U.S. Mint’s website and search product code MMCS2. The mint is also offering a silver version (product code SMC1).

SPECIFICATIONS
Size: 1.5 inches
Price: $20
Composition: 95-percent copper, 5-percent zinc