The USCGC Robert Yered (WPC 1104) plays a crucial role in protecting American’s coastal borders and extending our interests abroad. A Sentinel-class cutter, she is specially prepared to bring a quick and conclusive resolution to any scenario.
Named after Robert Yered, a US Coast Guard specialist who was awarded the Silver Star for heroic actions in Vietnam, the ship and her crew uphold the same commitment and dedication to country that commended Yered. In 1968, Robert Yered’s ship was docked at Cat Lai awaiting resupply. In the early morning, enemy rocket and mortar fire rained down on the terminal and an ammunition barge, which caught on fire, threatening three other ammunition ships. Braving enemy fire, Yered led the effort to extinguish the flames on the barge, saving the ammunition barges and the terminal.
Commissioned in February 2012, the USCGC Robert Yered has a displacement of approximately 359 tons and carries a crew of 2 officers and 20 enlisted personnel. She is readily equipped for search and rescue operations, security patrols, and interdiction of people and drug smugglers. Capable of speeds over 25 knots, she is equipped with a remote controlled 25mm M242 Bushmaster Auto cannon and 4 manual Browning M2 machine guns.
This coin pays tribute to the USCGC Robert Yered and salutes the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse features the USCGC Robert Yered coat of arms, accented by bold enamel highlights. The reverse displays the seal of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Minted from solid bronze and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail,
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This is an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.