I ordered 5 of these, one for our Marine son, one each for his immediate family (us), one for his new fiancee.
At the moment we gave them, my son said, "Oh, thanks." However, when we had our last long hug before deployment, he said, "The first star in the handle of the Big Dipper, Mom. That's our star." I am so glad I got these. They are beautiful, well made and I carry it in my wallet every day now.
I ordered 2 of these coins. For my son, a Marine, and myself. Not only are they beautiful but it really does make me feel a little closer to him knowing that we both have the same coin. As a mother it brings me a little comfort. Would highly recommend to anyone who has a loved one far away.
My "children" are not deployed (but are away from home). I purchased for my Marine, Sailor and myself. They are fantastic quality and I love them! Would definitely recommend.