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1993 442ND 50TH ANNIVERSARY BRONZE MEDAL

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In 1943, the 442 torch insignia was the light of liberty, desperately trying to illuminate a world shrouded in the darkness of war and prejudice. The men of the 442nd gave a new meaning to that symbol through their own sacrifice. They brought the true meaning of the word "American" out of the shadows of fear. The hand holding the torch, is their hand. The torch itself, is their struggle to have their people counted among their Japanese forbearers who crossed an ocean to become Americans. The light from the torch is the light they shed by their dedication to duty and Americanism is their legacy.

The 50th Anniversary Commemorative of the 442nd RCT symbolizes not only those who served… it symbolizes the entire Nisei generation who sacrificed their lives, their fortunes, but not their sacred honor. They fought the war on two fronts… one on the battlefield and perjustice at home. And despite the denials and indignities, they served and fought for themselves and for all the others who were not allowed. Yet these honored warriors never sought to prove that they were better, only equal. In demonstrating their equality, they defined what it is to be an American and set a higher standard of duty and honor for the future generations of all Americans.

The 442nd motto was “Go for Broke.” They did that and became a real American legend. The single bronze commemorative was only available as part of the Silver/Bronze set.

RE: MINTLINE MARCH 1993. FIRST TIME SOLD AS A SINGLE COIN

1993 442ND 50TH ANNIVERSARY BRONZE MEDAL

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Obverse: NISEI ANSWER THE CALL TO DUTY, AN AMERICAN LEGEND, 1943, 1993 with the three images of a the Nisei as a boy, a soldier and an elder. Reverse: 442 REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM, GO FOR BROKE, US, HI with ribbon and insigna. Originally Sold only as part of set. Packaged in a tamper proof capsule and a gift box with Royal Hawaiian Mint on outer box with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition Mintage: 1200

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Issue 1993
Quality Proof
Mintage 1200
Obverse Portrait, NISEI ANSWER THE CALL TO DUTY, AN AMERICAN LEGEND, 1943, 1993 with the three images of a the Nisei as a boy, a soldier and an elder.
Reverse 442 REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM, GO FOR BROKE, US, HI with ribbon and insigna. Originally Sold only as part of set.
Packaging Packaged in a tamper proof capsule and a gift box with Royal Hawaiian Mint on outer box with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition
Diameter 39mm
Metal Bronze

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