If you’ve served in, been aided by, or merely admire the brave guardians of America’s ports, coastlines and waterways, this commemorative challenge coin marking the milestone 225th anniversary of of the United States Coast Guard needs to be yours.
Established by Alexander Hamilton under the Department of the Treasury on August 4, 1790, the United States Coast Guard began as the United States Revenue Cutter Service, the enforcement arm of customs enforcement for the fledgling nation. Since then, the role and responsibilities of the Coast Guard have expanded from the protection of the United States of America’s maritime borders to wartime participation alongside the U.S. Navy, and to conducting anti-drug and anti-terrorism operations in the modern day as a component of the Department of Homeland Security.
Perfect for the Coast Guard's 225th anniversary, this commemorative challenge coin is struck with a detailed relief in bronze uniquely capturing light with its antique patina. The obverse displays a portrait of the Coast Guard's founder, Alexander Hamilton, placed in front of the original 1790 cutter class ship of the era, with the original "United States Revenue Marine" title emblazoned along the circumference. The reverse displays the iconography of the Coast Guard in a celebratory style with colorful enamel and the words "Service to Nation" and the anniversary "225 Years Strong" shown proudly along the rim.
This coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the commitment of all those who serve the U.S. Coast Guard.
Honor the time-tested motto "Semper Paratus" by always having this coin at the ready!