U.S. Coast Guard Bicentennial Bronze Medal 3 Inchhttp://catalog.usmint.gov/us-coast-guard-bicentennial-bronze-medal-3-inch-954.html
- Celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard
- Perfect gift for any Coast Guard member or for your own collection
- Measures 3 inches in diameter
Order the 3 Inch U.S. Coast Guard Bicentennial Bronze Medal as the perfect gift for any Coast Guard member or to add to your own collection.
The obverse of the medal features the inspiring painting “To the Rescue” by Anton Otto Fischer, depicting a 19th-century Coast Guard rescue boat battling stormy seas to aid a disabled vessel. Lieutenant Commander Fischer painted it while on active duty in the Coast Guard Reserve. It is a perfect example of the outstanding work of the Coast Guard throughout our nation's history and is displayed on the Coast Guard medal with dramatic detail and exceptional beauty. The words “GUARDIANS OF THE SEA” are inscribed upon a flowing banner across the top, and the words “200 YEARS OF SERVICE” are on the bottom.
On the reverse is the official Coast Guard seal – the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States, the motto “SEMPER PARATUS,” or “always ready,” and “UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 1790” superimposed upon two crossed anchors.
|Design:||Obverse – Anton Otto Fischer
Reverse – U.S. Coast Guard
|Place Minted:||Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark)|
|Composition:||90% Copper & 10% Zinc|