In response to the savage acts of violence perpetrated against innocent American civilians on September 11, 2001, the United States declared a global war on terrorism.
Initiating Operation Enduring Freedom on October 7, 2001, the U.S. Military led a blistering assault against the renegade Taliban regime in Afghanistan, striking at the heart of the infamous al Qaeda terrorist network. Maneuvering with unprecedented speed, unmatched skill, and razor sharp precision, America's Armed Forces successfully executed their mission to destroy the enemy's infrastructure and crush its offensive capabilities, effectively ousting the Taliban leadership from power and sending a clear message to the world that terrorism will not be tolerated.
This coin pays tribute to the overwhelming success of Operation Enduring Freedom and salutes the efforts of America's military to combat terrorism wherever it exists.
Minted in MerlinGold®, a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this coin's obverse is imbued with an intricate enamel finish. Depicted beneath the slogan "Let's Roll" on the coin's obverse is an American Bald Eagle set against the backdrop of the American Flag. The reverse bears the seal of the United States Marine Corps. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes Operation Enduring Freedom in bold detail.
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