The USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) holds an important new place in defending American borders and serving our country’s interests wherever she is needed. A National Security Cutter (also known as a Legend-class cutter), she is superbly equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions.
Named after Alexander Hamilton, former Secretary of the Treasury and one of the founding fathers of the United States, the ship is one of many to bear the name of Hamilton.
Commissioned in 2014, the USCGC Hamilton has a displacement of approximately 4,500 long tons and carries a crew of over 111 officers and enlisted personnel. Due to its diverse support capabilities, the Hamilton is ideally suited for a variety of critical missions including intercepting suspect vessels, search and rescue, fishery protection, maritime homeland security missions, counter terrorism, or coastal patrol missions. To facilitate intercept missions, the USCGC Hamilton carries both the Short Range Prosecutor and the Long Range Interceptor.
Minted from bronze, and finished with an antique patina, this coin pays tribute to the USCGC Hamilton and salutes the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse features the crest of the USCGC Hamilton, imbued with bold enamel highlights. The reverse displays the logo of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Each coin measures 2 inch (50mm) in diameter.