The United States Mint will begin sales of the United States Coast Guard 2.5 ounce silver medal on its site starting at Noon Eastern and 9:00 AM Pacific today. The medal is the second medal honoring the United States Military branches to be released this year. The medal honoring the Air Force, after several delays, went on sale last month.
As it did with the Air Force 2.5 ounce silver medal, the Mint will have a limited production of the medal honoring the USCG. 10,000 of them will be produced and when sales begin on August 17th, the household limit will be set to 1. The medal carries the same $160 price as its Air Force counterpart.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the maritime security, search and rescue, and law enforcement service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country’s eight uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its dutiesWikipedia
The medal is a stunning design that captures the essence of the Coast Guard both on the Obverse and Reverse of the medal. The Obverse, featuring a Guard cutter ship, was designed by Richard Masters with Michael Gaudiso as the Metallic Artist.
The Reverse is design features the Guard’s insignia with its motto and a delicate rope around the rim. It was designed by Thomas Hipschen and the Metallic Artist was Renata Gordon
It is unlikely that this medal will sell out on debut. The Air Force silver medal did not sell out until two weeks after its release.