The officers who serve the U.S. Coast Guard as Port Security Unit (PSU) personnel provide the leadership necessary to maintain the highest levels of protection at America’s ports and at shoreside facilities overseas.
Entrusted with full responsibility for mission accomplishment, these talented and dedicated leaders train, mentor, and monitor the skill development of those in their command. In the months following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the primary role of the Port Security Units became expeditionary. They are designed to be self-contained deployable assets that can go overseas and provide waterside security for the ports established to accept our units and cargo. Most notably, PSUs have provided waterside, and some landside, security in Kuwait and southern Iraq; during the initial hostilities in 2003, they played a key role in ensuring the security of the two Iraqi gas and oil platforms in the northern Arabian Gulf. A PSU member must participate in a deployment in order to qualify for the pin.
This handsome coin salutes the proven skill and devotion to duty of all officers who serve the U.S. Coast Guard’s Port Security Units. Featured on the obverse is a detailed rendering of the insignia worn by the officers of the PSUs. 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.
Minted in bronze and given antique finish, this coin is imbued with bold colorful enamel on both sides.
Each coin measures a 2 1/8 inch x 1 1/2 inch (54mm x 37mm) oval.
This is a surplus NWTMint item. Packaging may vary.
This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.