Throughout America's history, there have always been those who have believed that freedom is a cause worthy of great sacrifice. When America's thirteen colonies united to break free from the burden of British rule, a band of bold men - known to history as the Minutemen - led the way. Though America's modern defenders of freedom wear a different uniform, they are part of the same great tradition of citizen-soldiers.
The Army National Guard is a significant component of the U.S. Army, comprising nearly one-half of its available combat forces. Throughout the nation's history, it has provided highly skilled and dedicated soldiers to aid every major American military campaign.
This coin pays tribute to all the fearless men and women who have served America's Army National Guard with pride. The obverse features a Minuteman armed with a traditional musket. The reverse contains a space for engraving.
Minted in a nickel alloy, this coin is coated in an antique finish. Each piece comes with a descriptive header card that details the history and mission of the United States Army National Guard.