The USCGC Sherman (WHEC-720) holds a dynamic place in defending American borders and serving our country’s interests where needed. A high endurance cutter, she is superbly equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions.
Named after John Sherman, 32nd United States Secretary of the Treasury and author of the Sherman Antitrust Act, the ship and her crew live up to Sherman’s legacy of honor and bravery. The USCGC Sherman has seen action throughout the Pacific, from Vietnam to Alaska to Central America. She is famous for being the first Coast Guard cutter to circumnavigate the world and has been instrumental in preventing drug smuggling operations, single-handedly intercepting a drug boat in 2007 and recovering 20 tons of cocaine.
Commissioned on 3 September 1968, the USCGC Sherman has a displacement of approximately 3,250 tons and carries a crew of over 167 officers and enlisted personnel. Due to its multitude of support capabilities, the Sherman is ideally suited for a variety of critical missions including search and rescue, law enforcement, homeland security, and even humanitarian operations.
Minted from bronze, and finished with an antique patina, this coin pays tribute to the USCGC Sherman and salutes the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains the USCGC Sherman crest with the words: “Honorus et Fides,” which means ‘Honorable and Faithful.’ The reverse displays a starboard view of the USCGC Sherman bordered by the ship’s motto, homeport, and year of commission.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item.