The USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) represents the next stage in defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. As the lead Zumwalt-class destroyer for the U.S. Navy, she is remarkably equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions. The USS Zumwalt is named after Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, the youngest Chief of Naval Operations in U.S. Naval history.
As the first in her class of modern destroyers, the USS Zumwalt has a displacement of approximately 14,500 tons and stretches over 600 feet in length. Her major design elements include a hull that reduces radar, which returns the profile of a small fishing boat despite the Zumwalt being 40% larger than Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. She also boasts a wave-piercing hull, an advanced gun system, a Peripheral Vertical Launch System, several computer enhancements, guided missiles, enough room left over for either an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter or three UAVs.
This coin is minted in bronze, finished with an antique patina, and pays tribute to the USS Zumwalt, saluting the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse contains a portside view of the USS Zumwalt cutting through the water with the ship’s designation “DDG 1000” along the bottom edge. The reverse displays the shield and crest of the USS Zumwalt, imbued in bold colored enamel.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) round in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.