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The U.S. sea services War of 1812 Bicentennial Medal / Challenge Coin is being sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation and produced by Northwest Territorial Mint (NWTM) in Washington state. The medal design is based on the U.S. Navy’s official logo for the 2012-2015 bicentennial commemoration (see  This 1 ¾ inch diameter, “Made in the U.S.A.”  bronze medal, is on sale for $15.00 (plus shipping and handling) at the National Navy Museum’s store in Washington, DC, and online at Proceeds from the sale of these pins and medals go to support the mission of the Naval Historical Foundation – preservation, education and commemoration of naval history – and to support the Navy’s history programs.

Purchase the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorative Medal!

1812 Medal

Organizations taking part in War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration events, who are interested in arranging for custom-designed medals using the obverse or front-side design of this medal, are encouraged to contact NWTM sales representative Andrew Fairchok at [email protected] for details.

War of 1812 Commemorative Pin Also Available

Also available is the 1 inch diameter lapel pin, shown below. This pin can be purchased in person at the Navy Museum Store for $7.50. The lapel pin can also be purchased online. Please contact store Manager Frank Arre with questions at [email protected].
12 bicentennial-1 inch diameter lapel pin design