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USS Missouri Teak Challenge Coin "Beginning and End"
USS Missouri Teak Challenge Coin "Beginning and End"

USS Missouri Teak Challenge Coin "Beginning and End"

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Regular price $49.90 Sale

Made from the original Teak Deck of the USS Missouri, installed as the ship was being built in the Brooklyn Shipyards in 1944. The USS Missouri Teak Challenge Coin "Beginning and End" is a perfect keepsake of the bravery and sacrifices of so many for the cause of freedom.  This coin depicts the USS Arizona Memorial commemorating America entering World War II and USS Missouri behind it, where World War II ended.

 Upon this hallowed Teak, world peace began. Standing on this Teak deck, General Douglas MacArthur oversaw the signing of the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945 ending World War II.

 Over the past 10 years, the USS Missouri Memorial Association has restored the Mighty Mo, replacing the original Teak deck with new Teak planks.  The USSM Memorial Association initiated a partnership with the Hawaii craftsmen of Martin & MacArthur to use these original Teak deck planks to create commemorative mementos.  Proceeds support the vital work of the USS Missouri Memorial Association.

 Approximately 2” in diameter, this USS Missouri Teak Challenge Coin was carved in Hawaii with the hands of our skilled craftsmen.  Comes in a protective acrylic display capsule to show the front and back. Each USS Missouri Teak Challenge coin may vary in color due to its exposure to sun and inclement weather while serving as the original deck of Mighty Mo.

Approx. 2' Dia.

Comes protected in acrylic capsule. 

USS Missouri Teak may vary in color due to its exposure to sun and inclement weather while affixed to the deck of Mighty Mo.