Founded in 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard is America’s elite port security and coastal defense force. Since its founding, more than 1,000,000 lives have been saved through the efforts of Coast Guard service men and women.
Executing a complex mission, the Coast Guard serves as a vital component of America’s homeland defense network and participates with pride in U.S. military operations overseas. Demonstrating their unmatched versatility and superior skill, Coast Guard Sailors perform a range of specialized tasks aimed at strengthening America’s national security and ensuring safe and efficient maritime mobility at all times. Conquering the elements, they conduct daring search and rescue operations, engage in ongoing maritime law enforcement missions, and provide critical support in the protection of America’s coastlines and interior waterways.
This coin salutes the courage and skill of Coast Guard Sailors, who risk their lives at sea each day to protect America’s shores.
Struck in a brass alloy and gently brushed with an antique bronze finish, this coin is imbued with richly-colored enamel on both sides.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.