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The Purple Heart is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces. Introduced as the ?Badge of Military Merit? by General George Washington in 1782, the Purple Heart is also the nation?s oldest military award. In military terms, the award had ?broken service,? as it was ignored for nearly 150 years until it was re-introduced on February 22, 1932, on the 200th anniversary of George Washington?s birth. The medal?s plain inscription ?FOR MILITARY MERIT? barely expresses its significance.

Each coin comes with its own free, clear, protective case.


Size: 1.57" x 0.12"

1782-1932 Purple Heart Challenge Coin

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