If you’ve served in, been aided by, or merely admire the brave guardians of America’s ports, coastlines and waterways, this commemorative challenge coin marking the milestone 230th anniversary of of the United States Coast Guard needs to be yours.
Established by Alexander Hamilton under the Department of the Treasury on August 4, 1790, the United States Coast Guard began as the United States Revenue Cutter Service, the enforcement arm of customs enforcement for the fledgling nation. Since then, the role and responsibilities of the Coast Guard have expanded from the protection of the United States of America’s maritime borders to wartime participation alongside the U.S. Navy, and to conducting anti-drug and anti-terrorism operations in the modern day as a component of the Department of Homeland Security.
Perfect for the Coast Guard’s 230th anniversary, this commemorative challenge coin is struck with a detailed relief in bronze uniquely capturing light with its antique patina.
Each coin measures 2-inch (50mm) in diameter.