Being the “most ready when the nation is least ready” has been the call of the Marines since November 10, 1775. As a first response team, from their demanding recruit training to humanitarian relief and combat operations, Marines vigorously live up to their purpose because it is their promise. Being faithful to their mission, one another and the nation, above all else, becomes a part of every Marine which cannot be undone or changed and is most often celebrated by the creation of custom challenge coins. Having Marine Corps birthday challenge coins made to commemorate their sacred date and purpose is nothing short of a Marine’s tradition and expectation.
Marine Corps challenge coins are often vibrant in color and detail. A challenge coin design that includes color on both sides, dual tone metal, cut outs, custom edging and epoxy coating are some of the more popular options used on custom Marine coins. These, along with other creative choices, give all who see the challenge coins a sense of the Marine’s multifaceted function, not to mention a sense of pride and “Semper Fidelis” which is Latin for “always faith.” Likewise, at U.S. DOD Coins, our purpose and promise is to deliver Marine challenge coins that reciprocate the same commitment, honor and readiness that U.S. Marines and Marine Corps live by.