The USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) plays a vital role in protecting American borders and extending our interests abroad. A medium endurance cutter, she is well equipped to bring a swift and decisive measure of force to any scenario.
Named after Hugh Swinton Legare, the former Attorney General of the United States, the ship and her crew uphold the same commitment and dedication to country that was a hallmark of Legare’s career. Due to a tragic vaccine poisoning at the age of five, Legare never gained the full use of his legs. Rather than let this stall his momentum, he focused on his studies, and rose through the ranks of politics to become the Attorney General in 1841.
Commissioned on 4 August 1990, the USCGC Legare has a displacement of approximately 1,800 tons and carries a crew of over 100 officers and enlisted personnel. Due to its multitude of support capabilities, the Legare is ideally suited for a variety of critical missions including search and rescue, law enforcement, homeland security, and even humanitarian operations.
Minted from solid bronze, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, this coin pays tribute to the USCGC Legare and salutes the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains the USCGC Legare crest, accented by bold enamel highlights, with the words: “Facta Non Verba,” which means ‘Deeds not words.’ The reverse displays the seal of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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This is an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.