Located on Galveston Island, 50 miles south of Houston at the mouth of the Houston Ship Canal, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Galveston serves Texas’ entire southeastern coastline.
Operating as a major command of Coast Guard District 8, MSU Galveston conducts a full range of missions across the entire spectrum of Coast Guard operations, including search and rescue, Homeland Security, law enforcement, and aids to navigation maintenance. Vigilantly safeguarding one of the nation’s busiest commercial ports, the members of Coast Guard MSU Galveston are frequently called upon to lead natural disasters relief and recovery efforts. In 2005, these courageous men and women played a pivotal role in providing assistance to those most affected by Hurricane Katrina.
This coin honors U.S. Coast Guard MSU Galveston, Texas and salutes all those who serve this installation. The obverse features MSU Galveston’s colorful emblem, which depicts an outline of the “Lone Star State” against the red, white, and blue backdrop. The reverse bears the official U.S. Coast Guard seal.
Struck in a brass alloy and gently brushed with an antique finish, this coin is imbued with enamel accents on both sides.
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This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.