Coast Guard Coins
Custom Coast Guard challenge coins are some of our favorite to design. The distinct colors of the insignia make for an eye-catching coin every time. Our designers work closely with the CG enlisted and Officers regularly to properly design and color such custom coins. You can be sure that when we design your coins, the proper seal and true representation of insignia are incorporated. Get started today by requesting your design and pricing by completing the QUOTE submission form with your personalized details.
While many consider the United States Coast Guard to fall under the same purview as the other military branches, it is actually a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and formerly an arm of the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Born Ready. Some of the most specialized members of our nation’s defense are trained by the USCG. From rescue operations along the US Coast to drug interdiction in our surrounding waters, “Coasties” are often called up on to perform difficult and dangerous tasks to make sure we all sleep well at night. In addition, the USCG performs many community-based efforts that extend into the private boating safety arena and are often seen in all major US ports and waterways performing Law Enforcement functions.
Among various other actions, the CG is heavily involved in environmental enforcement that is often met with cooperation from international partners. Illegal fishing activity enforcement is one the little-known roles they take.
Economic impact presence is not often thought of as something the Coast Guard may be associated with. However, without safe shipping channels, our country’s significant overseas trade would suffer tremendously. In recent years, anti-piracy efforts have been the focus of media attention. Such repeated events are likely prevented as a result of USCG Cutter presence around the world.
Since the early 1980′s when cocaine smuggling became a major US epidemic in South Florida, the CG has played a vital role in preventing the importation of illegal drugs. There is a highly concentrated and extremely capable group of Coasties that cooperate with Federal authorities to routinely stop illicit drug flow into the United States via sea going vessels and aircraft. Much of this traffic originates in Central America and Mexico, and several special challenge coins have evolved from select interdiction efforts.
Like many other commissioned officers serving, an Officer’s career in the Coast Guard may begin by attending the USCG Academy in New London, CT. It is here that cadets are immersed into the way of life that is commensurate with Coast Guard service: a high sense of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Successful completion of the academic program leads to a fulfilling career surrounded by some of the best-trained seaman in the world.
We are ready to mint your very own customized Coast Guard challenge coins. Contact us for more information and learn why we are the Military’s preferred vendor.