Mark V Monument "JAKE" Challenge Coin #001 of 300

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This is a rare opportunity to own #001 off 300 of the MkV Monument Challenge Coin.

Coin measures 5.1 cm (2 inches) and is made of solid brass with antique finish. Please view all photos for condition.

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A bit of history -

In 2006, “The Mark V Monument Project” Committee, formed and undertook the mission to obtain the necessary US Navy approval to fabricate and erect a ten foot tall bronze/granite military diver monument at the entrance to the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida.  The monument known as 'JAKE', was privately funded from sales of limited edition statuettes and was designed to stand on a granite base with each side of the pentagonal shape with each side displaying a bronze seal of one of the five services of the US Military.

 During the period of 2007 to 2012 a total of 300 Limited Edition (LE) Bronze Statuettes were produced and sold to respective collectors all over the world.  Each of these statues came with a Limited Edition Numbered Challenge Coin.

The 10 foot MkV Monument known as 'JAKE,' now stands outside the US Naval Diving & Salvage Training Center in Panama City Beach, Florida.   It is believed to be the most visited monument in the State of Florida and is formally dedicated to all US Military diver graduates.  The plaque on the granite base states; ‘Presented to Naval Diving & Salvage Training Center to honor those graduates of US Navy Dive Schools past, present & future who go down in the sea to work’. The monument celebrates the traditions of divers around the world who have given their life’s work to underwater ships husbandry, underwater construction, salvage of ships lost at sea, combat, and clandestine missions.

The JAKE monument was erected and unveiled on 26th October 2012.