Office of Strategic Services Bronze Medal 3 Inchhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/office-of-strategic-services-bronze-medal-3-inch-18MB.html
- In recognition of their superior service and major contributions during WWII
- Minted at the Philadelphia Mint
OSS Bronze Medal – 3-inch
The Office of Strategic Service (OSS) was America’s first effort to implement a system of strategic intelligence during World War II and provided the basis for the modern-day American intelligence and special operations communities.
Obverse: This design features the inscription “OSS” revealing three figures – a woman, a paratrooper, and a man in a suit, representing the broad range of work undertaken by the OSS. Each is rendered as a shape without details, hinting at the way OSS agents sought to operate anonymously or “in the shadows.” The diversity in the OSS is also reflected by the shadowy figures, representing that OSS members were men and women, civilian and military. The design also features the dates “1942 – 1945.” The years during which the OSS operated.
Reverse: The reverse design features the OSS Spearhead inscribed with code words related to important OSS missions and agents.
|Composition:||90% Copper, 10% Zinc|
|Designers Obverse & Reverse:||Emily Damstra|
|Engraver/Sculptor:||Renata Gordon Obverse, Joseph Menna Reverse|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia (no mint mark)|