Founded in 1918, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has supported the life-saving work of the most dedicated and highly skilled professional firefighters in the world.
This coin is dedicated to the courageous efforts of professional firefighters throughout the world and salutes the role of the IAFF in supporting their important work. The obverse features the Maltese Cross logo of the IAFF. Worn by the Knights of St. John, Christian warriors who exhibited uncommon valor in the Crusades, the Maltese Cross has been worn as a badge of honor by firefighters throughout the world for centuries. The reverse contains a montage of vintage firefighting symbols.
Minted in MerlinGold,a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this proof-like coin comes sealed in a protective Lucite capsule and packaged with a header card that describes the mission and history of the IAFF in rich detail.