The United States Mint will begin sales of the United States Coast Guard one-ounce silver medal on its site starting at Noon Eastern today. The medal is the second medal honoring the United States Military branches to be released this year. The medal honoring the Air Force was released earlier this year.
Unlike the Air Force one-ounce silver medal, the Mint will not have a limited production of the medal honoring the USCG, nor is there a household purchase limit. The price of the medal is set at $65.00 each. The Mint also offers an Enrollment Program of the United States military medals.
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. Further, this medal has an unlimited production schedule so if sales are brisk initially, it will be back in stock the Mint’s site in the future.