For more than two hundred years, the United State Coast Guard has served as the nation's elite port security and coastal defense force.
Exhibiting unparalleled skill and unfailing conviction, the sailors of the Coast Guard are always prepared to protect those most in need, fulfilling their vital mission on near and distant shores.
Inspired by the courageous example of Florian of Lorch, the third century Roman Soldier who was put to death for rescuing Christians from the ravages of fire, Coast Guard sailors risk their lives each day to ensure the safety of all Americans.
This coin is dedicated to the sailors of the U.S. Coast Guard, whose tireless defense of America's freedom at home and abroad inspires us all. The obverse depicts Saint Florian and a modern day firefighter extinguishing a blaze. The reverse bears the seal of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Minted in a brass alloy, this coin is finished in antique bronze. Each coin comes packaged with a header card that describes the legacy of Saint Florian, the Patron Saint of Firefighters.