Headquartered in Miami, Florida, the 7th District’s area of responsibility includes South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, the Keys and the Caribbean. Its missions include law enforcement, port security, drug interdiction, search and rescue, and marine safety.
District Seven is at the forefront of the counter narcotics effort, directing more than 90 percent of all Coast Guard drug interdiction operations since 1973. Units of the 7th conduct approximately 10,000 law enforcement boarding each year trying to stop the flow of drugs into the southeastern United States.
The 7th faces three major challenges: 1) The vastness of the area of operations, approximately 1.8 million square miles of ocean. 2) A target-rich environment: thousands of aircraft and vessels transit through the region on a daily basis. 3) Sorting these targets to determine those of possible law enforcement interest. To assist in this mission, the Seventh District coordinates with a multitude of federal agencies and the Department of Defense, as well as thirty-one independent nations and dependent territories
Due to extremely poor economic conditions in many Caribbean countries, attempts to enter the United States illegally to obtain employment are common. Many migrants are loaded into secret compartments aboard freight carriers, while others board small unseaworthy boats and attempt to transit directly to the Southeast United States, or via staging areas such as the Bahamas or Puerto Rico. Because of this continuing problem, a Presidential Executive Order tasked the Coast Guard to interdict vessels suspected of carrying persons of foreign nationality seeking to migrate to the United States by sea who did not have the necessary entry documents required by U.S. laws. To accomplish this mission, the Coast Guard works closely with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S. Border Patrol, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement agencies.
This coin salutes and honors all who the Seventh District.
Struck in a Nickel ally, this coin is given an antiques finish and then imbued with a durable enamel in the bold colors of the emblem of District Seven.
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This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.