USS Monterey (CG-61)

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The USS Monterey (CG-61) holds an important place in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. A Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser for the U.S. Navy, she is superbly equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions. The USS Monterey is named after the Battle of Monterey, a United States victory during the Mexican-American War.

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The USS Monterey (CG-61) holds an important place in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. A Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser for the U.S. Navy, she is superbly equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions. The USS Monterey is named after the Battle of Monterey, a United States victory during the Mexican-American War.

Commissioned on 16 June 1990, the USS Monterey has a displacement of approximately 9,600 long tons and stretches some 567 feet in length. Armed with naval guns and anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine missiles, plus other weapons, she is equipped for surface-to-air, surface-to-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. She also is the home of two Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters.

This coin is minted in bronze, enhanced with a shiny gold overlay, and pays tribute to the USS Monterey, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a starboard view of the USS Monterey, cutting through the waters on its way to a mission, with the ship’s motto, “ROUGH IN BATTLE AND READY FOR PEACE” along the edge. The reverse features the shield and crest of the USS Monterey, imbued with bold colored enamel.

Each coin measures 1.75 inch (44mm) in diameter.

™ Department of the Navy. Officially Licensed by the Department of the Navy.

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