The United States Coast Guard is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States of America and one of the six branches of the armed services of the United States. Formed at the request of Alexander Hamilton in 1790, the Coast Guard is the oldest seafaring force in the United States. Today, 2021 2.5 oz Silver US Mint Coast Guard Medals are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside capsules and display boxes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Celebrates the history of the United States Coast Guard!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 medals only!
- Consists of Two-and-a-half Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- The obverse side features the USCGC Hamilton hard at work.
- On the reverse is the Racing Stripe ensign with the Coast Guard logo.
There are a total of 87,569 individuals in the workforce of the United States Coast Guard. This includes 40,992 active-duty personnel and 7,000 reservists. The Coast Guard may be associated with the sea, but in addition to its fleet of 243 coastal and ocean-going ships, the USCG operates an air division that includes 201 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
All of these 2021 2.5 oz Silver US Mint Coast Guard Medals are available with a matte finish and come with protective capsules to protect the medal. The medal and its capsule are housed together inside of US Mint blue presentation boxes. The box is held within an outer shipping sleeve and the product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The obverse side of the 2021 Silver US Mint Coast Guard Medals features a depiction of the USCGC Hamilton, the lead ship from the Hamilton-class cutters. Designed and built in the 1960s, the Hamilton-class cutters were designed for use in maritime law enforcement missions, search and rescue, and defense. Hamilton-class cutters have deployed with Carrier Battle Groups of the United States Navy. Identified by the number 753 on the hull, this ship is the USCGC Hamilton and it is steaming through the waters at high speed.
On the reverse field of 2021 2.5 oz Silver Coast Guard Medals is an image of the Racing String ensign of the United States Coast Guard. The USCG uses this racing stripe on the front hull of its cutters and other vessels to identify the ships as Coast Guard vessels. You will find the Coast Guard logo on this field along with a life-saver design rim.
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