War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorative Medal

The U.S. sea services War of 1812 Bicentennial Medal / Challenge Coin is being sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation and produced by Northwest Territorial Mint (NWTM) in Washington state. The medal design is based on the U.S. Navy’s official logo for the 2012-2015 bicentennial commemoration (see www.ourflagwasstillthere.org).  This 1 ¾ inch diameter, “Made in the U.S.A.”  bronze medal, is on sale for $15.00 (plus shipping and handling) at the National Navy Museum’s store in Washington, DC, and online at museumstore.navyhistory.org. Proceeds from the sale of these pins and medals go to support the mission of the Naval Historical Foundation – preservation, education and commemoration of naval history – and to support the Navy’s history programs.

Purchase the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorative Medal!

1812 Medal

Organizations taking part in War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration events, who are interested in arranging for custom-designed medals using the obverse or front-side design of this medal, are encouraged to contact NWTM sales representative Andrew Fairchok at andrew.fairchok@nwtmint.com for details.

War of 1812 Commemorative Pin Also Available

Also available is the 1 inch diameter lapel pin, shown below. This pin can be purchased in person at the Navy Museum Store for $7.50. The lapel pin can also be purchased online. Please contact store Manager Frank Arre with questions at farre@navyhistory.org.
12 bicentennial-1 inch diameter lapel pin design

11 Responses to War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorative Medal

  1. Mike E. Dunham says:

    As a member of the General Society of the War I am very excited with the bicentennial since my great grandfather(3x) was in the War of 1812 and another family member. What I found very exciting is that another descendant of mine was in the War of 1812 which would be Midshipman Peleg Kaighn Dunham who was on the Lawrence with Commodore Perry on Sept 10, 1813 at the Battle of Lake Erie!!

    Mike E. Dunham

    • admin says:

      That is fantastic that you’ve traced back to his service during the battle! Did you know that there are plans to re-enact the battle in 2013, with each participant being honored? Check out this link:

      Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie

      • Mike E, Dunham says:

        I left out the part of General Society of the War of 1812. Thank you for the response and I will check out the link. Peleg Dunham would be my 4th cousin 5x removed through Joseph Dunham our common grandfather. My great grandfather(3x) Capt. Othniel Dunham was at the Battle of Plattsburgh(not directly involved since the battle had just ended) where he lived in VT.

    • Don Cumberland says:

      My fifth great grand father Thomas Clayton Cumberland also was with Perry on the Nigeria and was one of the few who row across during . the battle in a longboat to the Lawrence

    • Chris Baldwin says:

      Dear Mike. I am giving a talk about 1st Marine John Brooks of the USS Lawrence at the Erie Maritime Museum April 4, 2017. I have pieced together his history of service in the battle of lake erie.
      ‘Do you know about Pigleg’s history If so I would be interested in hearing it.

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  4. Patrick says:

    I have a silver medal by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Landsman volunteer militia men from Pennsylvania who served in the 1812 Battle of Lake Erie. Seen here i.imgur.com/RN1Xuvj.jpg Do you have any idea of a value? You can respond to my email.

  5. chris baldwin says:

    I have bought at auction an orgional congress issued silver officers medal from the Battle of Lake Erie. There is no name on it. The only others I know of in existance in historical Museums are Sam Habelton in Talbot County Md. and Dr. Barton, surgeon in Erie Pa, maritime museum.

    If you have one email me. By process of elimination I hope to find the recepient.
    Thank you

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