This coin salutes the crew and legacy of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit. Launched on January 30, 1999, the Anthony Petit has a crew compliment of 24 and serves primarily as a navigational aid to the southeastern Alaska region.
After her launch and sea trials, Anthony Petit sailed down the Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence Seaway, and through the Panama Canal to reach Ketchikan, Alaska, her homeport for her entire career. She arrived in January 2000. The ship is stationed at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan. She replaced USCGC Planetree at this station. Her primary mission is maintaining 274 fixed and floating aids to navigation in Southeast Alaska.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
Officially Licensed Product of the U.S. Coast Guard