Working deep within the hulls of the Navy's massive ships, every Machinist's Mate is charged with the task of maintaining the machinery that propels the Navy's ships forward to victory.
Skilled technicians, they operate, maintain, and repair the complex network of steam and gas driven engines that comprise the ship's propulsion system. They also maintain auxiliary machinery, such as electro-hydraulic steering engines, elevators, and desalinization equipment, ensuring the efficient completion of vital shipboard tasks.
This coin pays tribute to the outstanding commitment of all those who serve in the role of Machinist's Mate in the world's most powerful maritime force.
Minted on the obverse against a blue enameled backdrop is the specialty insignia of the U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate. The reverse contains a stylized anchor design, which incorporates a full color rendering of the U.S. Navy's official emblem.
Struck in a cuper nickel alloy, this coin contains an antique finish. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the contributions of the Navy's Machinists' Mates.