The Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl (AOP) is a fraternal association which focuses on United States Coast Guard aviation. In 2007, the organization was renamed the Coast Guard Aviation Association.
Membership is for former and present officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Coast Guard, and designated pilots of other military services and foreign governments who have piloted Coast Guard aircraft while involved in exchange programs between the Coast Guard and their respective service or government.
Its goals include furthering and preserving the history of Coast Guard aviation and maintaining camaraderie between past and present Coast Guard members. Founded in 1977, AOP is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama.
This coin salutes all present and former members of the Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl. Minted in a brass alloy, this coin is imbued with durable enamel in the colors of the emblem of the AOP.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.
This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.