Defense Investigative Service MerlinGold®
Established in 1972, the Defense Investigative Service (DIS) is an essential component of America's national security network.
A multi-mission agency, it conducts personnel security investigations within the Department of Defense, provides a full range of industrial security services, and offers comprehensive security education training to the Department of Defense and other government entities.
Comprised of approximately 2,600 employees stationed throughout the United States, the Defense Investigative Service completes more than 500,000 personnel security investigations each year. Committed to safeguarding the nation's proprietary intelligence information, Defense Investigative Service is vital to America's security.
This coin honors the mission of the Defense Investigative Service and salutes the efforts of its highly skilled personnel. The obverse features the emblem of the Defense Investigative Service. The reverse contains the seal of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Minted in MerlinGold,® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this proof-like coin comes sealed in a protective Lucite capsule. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the mission and history of the U.S. Department of Defense.