2012 Navy Birthday Coin on Sale

On 13 October 2012, the U.S. Navy celebrated its 237th birthday around the world. The Washington, DC birthday celebration dinner, with 750 guests, featured the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, and the Honorable Paul R. Ignatius, 59th Secretary of the Navy as keynote speakers. A commemorative 2012 Navy Birthday Coin was a “birthday present” for one lucky guest at each table that night. For a limited time, until supplies run out, this coin is on sale in the U.S. Navy Museum Store at the Washington Navy Yard and through its online museum store. The obverse of the coin features the Navy’s official War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration logo, with the motto “Our Flag was Still There.” The reverse of the coin features 13 stars surrounding a Navy uniform button design from the early 1800s, and the inscription “Keeping the Sea Free for More than 200 Years” and the date, 13 October 2012. The coin is made of bronze and is priced at $11.

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