USCGC Bailey Barco (WPC-1122)

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In 2014 the Coast Guard announced that Bailey T. Barco, a keeper in the United States Lifesaving Service, one of the agencies merged to form the US Coast Guard, who earned a Gold lifesaving medal for managing the daring rescue of the crew of a sailing schooner that ran aground during a severe winter storm off Virginia Beach, in 1901, would be the namesake of the 22nd cutter.

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USCGC Bailey Barco (WPC-1122) is the United States Coast Guard‘s 22nd Sentinel-class cutter, and the second to be stationed in Alaska, where she was homeported at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan.  The vessel’s manufacturer, Bollinger Shipyards, of Lockport, Louisiana, delivered the ship to the Coast Guard on February 7, 2017, for her acceptance trials. After completion sea trials, USCGC Bailey Barco was commissioned on June 14, 2017 in Juneau, Alaska. 

In 2010, Charles “Skip” W. Bowen, who was then the United States Coast Guard’s most senior non-commissioned officer, proposed that all 58 cutters in the Sentinel class should be named after enlisted sailors in the Coast Guard, or one of its precursor services, who were recognized for their heroism. In 2014 the Coast Guard announced that Bailey T. Barco, a keeper in the United States Lifesaving Service, one of the agencies merged to form the US Coast Guard, who earned a Gold lifesaving medal for managing the daring rescue of the crew of a sailing schooner that ran aground during a severe winter storm off Virginia Beach, in 1901, would be the namesake of the 22nd cutter. 

The intricately-detailed seal of the Bailey Barco fills the obverse of this distinguished challenge coin.  At its center, the Cutter’s blazon holds many symbols indicative of the cutter’s missions.  The cutter’s navigation and command of coastal waters are represented by the compass rose; oars symbolize life-saving missions; the gold tone of the antique bronze finish symbolizes excellence.  The United States Coast Guard seal adorns the reverse of the coin.

Minted in a brass alloy, this coin contains rich enamel accents on both sides.

Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.

This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.

This is an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.

 

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