Homeland Security - FEMA MerlinGold®
Founded on November 25, 2002, the Department of Homeland Security was created to better organize and coordinate America's domestic security resources.
Executing its mission as a fully integrated federal agency focused squarely on protecting the American people and defending the homeland, it provides oversight at every level for border and transportation security, emergency preparedness and response, and information and intelligence analysis.
In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security assumed responsibility for the operation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Collaborating closely with FEMA's team of crisis management experts, the Department of Homeland Security has helped to maximize the effectiveness of the federal government's response to natural disasters and other national emergencies.
This coin salutes all the dedicated members of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, whose skillful service enhances the safety of all Americans.
Minted in MerlinGold,® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this proof-like coin comes sealed in an airtight Lucite capsule and packaged with a header card that describes Northwest Territorial Mint's proven commitment to creating the finest quality minted products in the world.