“The Black Dragon” challenge coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of USS New Jersey’s 1st Commission on May 23, 1943. One side of the coin depicts USS New Jersey (BB-62) firing her 16″ guns. The reverse side references her nickname acquired during World War II, “The Black Dragon.” She is said to have looked like a fire-breathing black dragon when firing her guns at night.
The coin is 1 3/4″ in diameter and is done in an Antique Silver finish with enameling. A display box is included. Made in the USA