Lance Corporal “Honor, Courage, Commitment” Marine Corps Coin


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Serving as accomplished technicians, Lance Corporals in the U.S. Marine Corps are skilled and dedicated warriors whose courage and commitment to victory enhances America’s military strength.

Proficient in a full range of tasks, their expanding expertise is crucial to the success of America’s military operations throughout the world. Skillfully employing their specialized training, they are devoted to enhancing the U.S. Marine Corps’ ability to engage and defeat the enemy in every environment. Fulfilling a critical support role, they aid in maximizing the effectiveness of the Marine Corps assault.

This coin is dedicated to all Lance Corporals in the U.S. Marine Corps, whose skillful service advances the mission of the world’s elite expeditionary force.

Enameled in bold crimson and gold on the coin’s obverse is the rank insignia worn by Lance Corporals in the U.S. Marine Corps. The reverse features an open area suitable for engraving.

Struck in a brass alloy, this coin’s rich antique bronze finish is accented by colorful enamel highlights throughout. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the contributions of Lance Corporals to the successful completion of the Marine Corps’ global mission.

Lance Corporal “Honor, Courage, Commitment” USMC Challenge Coin Features

  • U.S. Marines Lance Corporal Coin
  • Measures 1.75″
  • Professionally & individually packaged
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Licensed by the U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps Lance Corporal – LCpl

Lance Corporal (LCpl) in the USMC is an important rank, marking the first step into non-commissioned officer status. Lance Corporal holds the pay grade of E-3. 

This rank is a pivotal progression point for Marines, reflecting their growing proficiency and leadership capabilities. As Lance Corporals, Marines take on greater responsibilities, often leading small teams and honing their skills both in their specific Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) and in foundational leadership roles. 

Their advancement to this rank indicates a demonstrated ability to handle increased duties and a deeper understanding of the Corps’ values and mission.

The Marine Corps Challenge Coin

Marine Corps challenge coins are deeply rooted in military tradition. They symbolize honor, camaraderie, and individual accomplishments in the USMC. 

Military challenge coins trace their roots back to ancient Rome, where custom coins rewarded exceptional feats. They later evolved into “portrait medals” during the Renaissance. 

In the early US military, challenge coins were exclusive to high-ranking officers recognizing exceptional achievements. Notably, in World War I, a pilot’s coin saved his life by proving his identity. Some argue that modern challenge coin traditions, including in the Marine Corps, originated during the Vietnam War for bar entry. 

Today, these coins signify specific achievements or service excellence and carry sentimental value, serving as tokens of significant moments in a Marine’s journey.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 0.125 in

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