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USS Bowfin Challenge Coin

SS-287 Coin
SS-287 Coin
Item# coin-ss-287
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Product Description

A beautiful 1.5-inch brass coin featuring the USS Bowfin SS 287 patch and her nickname "Pearl Harbor Avenger" on the front. Nicknamed the "Pearl Harbor Avenger," the Bowfin was launched December 7, 1942, on the Pearl Harbor attack's first anniversary. Though the United States had long since engaged Japan in conflict since the surprise assault, the USS Bowfin launch marked a momentous occasion. It proved that ”despite the tragedy from which the country was still recovering” it would emerge stronger than ever. The back is my own copyright protected design to honor our diesel boat sailors and has the following quote that I felt was perfect for this coin:

"We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds" - Admiral Chester W Nimitz

These coins are designed and only available from me. It would make an excellent addition to your collection or for your favorite sailor!

OPTIONAL: Our Air-Tite acrylic cases provide the ultimate long-term protection for your coin. They are made of crystal clear, hard Acrylic and will never yellow over time; the foam rings are made of Volara, and both are free of PVC that could damage your coin.