Exhibiting fierce pride and an insatiable appetite for victory, America's military has vigorously defended the cause of freedom for more than 200 years.
Battling America's enemies on near and distant shores, the courageous warriors of America's Armed Forces have confronted each and every threat to the nation's security with trademark tenacity and unparalleled skill. The bold fighting spirit of America's military men and women is captured in the classic slogan: "Don't Tread on Me." This enduring motto, which traces its origins to America's Revolutionary War, still serves as an emblem of the strength of the world's most powerful military force.
This coin pays tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, who risk their lives each day to protect our freedom.