United States Coast Guard Station Southwest Harbor is the oldest of six Maine Coast Guard rescue stations in Sector Northern New England. One of its essential missions is maintaining the U.S. Aids to Navigation System in an area that includes waters vital to the nation’s commercial fishing industry.
This coin salutes the intrepid men and women who serve the US Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Their tireless work in ensuring the safe navigation of waterways along Maine’s northeastern coastline is integral to the Coast Guard’s mission in the region.
Minted in a nickel alloy, the obverse features an icebreaker and buoy tender cutter set against a black enamel background. The official emblem of the United States Coast Guard is displayed in an antique finish on the coin’s reverse side.
The obverse of this distinctive challenge coin minted in nickel with an antique finish and the reverse side bears the US Coast Guard seal .
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.
This is an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.