Demonstrating strong leadership and a proven mastery of small craft operating principles, Coxswains are vital to the success of the Coast Guard mission.
At the helm of the Coast Guard’s small boats, these bold individuals bear full responsibility for the safety of all on-board personnel when their vessel is underway. Swiftly delivering orders to those in their command, they ensure completion of a full range of critical shipboard tasks. Aware of their responsibility to ensure mission completion, those who serve as Coxswains exhibit laser-like focus and unparalleled devotion to duty, traits that have earned them a highly respected place in America’s Coast Guard.
This coin honors the skill and dedication of all those who serve as Coxswains in the United States Coast Guard. Featured on the obverse is a detailed rendering of the insignia worn by these individuals. Depicted on the reverse is the tri-color racing stripe found on all Coast Guard aircraft and vessels. Embedded in the design is the official Coast Guard emblem, featuring a disk inscribed with the service’s founding date and the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States, superimposed against a pair of crossed anchors.
Struck in a nickel alloy and gently brushed with an antique finish, this coin is accented with crisp enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a descriptive header card that underscores the unique contributions of Coast Guard Coxswains.
Each coin measures a 2 1/8 inch x 1 1/2 inch (54mm x 38mm) oval.
Officially Licensed Product of the U.S. Coast Guard
This is a surplus NWTM item.