As part of the immensely popular Cook Islands Real Heroes series, its 4th issue pays tribute to rescue swimmers all over the world, especially those serving in the United States Coast Guard. As one of the six military services, its members have fulfilled their unique duty as both a security and humanitarian force protecting America in domestic and international waters for over 100 years.
While it is involved in all aspects of enforcing U.S. law and trade on high seas, the United States Coast Guard is best known for its daring search and rescue operations including medical evacuations, downed aviators, sinking vessels, floods and hurricanes.
Specialized gear and military emblems can be seen on this colored and black proof finished silver coin in exceptional detail and in ultra-high relief. Engraved on the rim you will find the official motto of the Coast Guard “so others may live” in micro minting.