Coin Design Contest – FINAL DAYS!

November 2023 Newsletter

Coin Design Content

The USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) Commissioning Committee is sponsoring a Coin Design Contest with NJ middle and high school students.  In addition to raising awareness with the students across the state, the winner will receive a $1000 scholarship and an invitation to the Commissioning Ceremony at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Leonardo, NJ on April 6, 2024.  The new design will also be minted on the back side of the official Commissioning Coin which will be available to purchase at the commissioning.  


  • Must be a high school or middle school student who is a resident of New Jersey.
  • Each student may submit one entry.
  • The coin design should fit within a circle of 2″ in diameter (one side only).
  • Each entry should include a sketch of the coin design along with a brief explanation of its symbolism and significance. Include your name, your school’s name, and county.
  • Submit designs to

Submissions must be received by November 15.  If you know someone who is interested is submitting a design, please share this information.