America's Forgotten Heroes Honor Coin
- 2" America’s Forgotten Heroes Coin
3mm thick with gold plating
Full color 2D images on both sides
Individual PVC coin envelope for each coin
The America’s Forgotten Heroes Honor Coin is a beautiful, solid token that honors the invaluable service, courage and sacrifices of Search-and-Rescue, Police and Military Working Dogs -- America’s Forgotten Heroes.
This beautifully crafted, full color coin at 2inches in diameter and 3mm thick, is a substantial, tangible sign of the respect that we have for these four-footed heroes. When the coin is given as a gift, it leaves a memory that is cherished and helps ensure that the loyalty and sacrifice of these animals will never be forgotten.
The symbolism on the America’s Forgotten Heroes Honor Coin was carefully planned to convey a deeply honorable message.
During WWI, the United States put the American Pit Bull Terrier on war posters to send a statement around the world about America’s never quit attitude, courage and loyalty.
A 2D full color image of the dog from that WWI poster is on the front of the coin, and because dogs serve in all branches of the Armed Forces and also Police and Fire, the dog on the coin is surrounded by their emblems.
The phrase Semper Fi is a shortened version of the Latin term Semper Fidelis which means "Always Faithful”. The words Semper Fi were put along the edge of the coin to pay tribute to the spirit of these heroic dogs who are the embodiment of love and devotion.
On the back of the coin is a full color image of a dog paw on the U.S. flag to remind us of the dogs’ invaluable service to our nation.
The words “In Dog We Trust” are in raised gold plated letters along the edge of the coin to proclaim our faith in these courageous animals.
“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog…And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.” – George Graham Vest (c. 1855)