A significant recognition of courage and service, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal celebrates outstanding achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of the Coast Guard. This challenge coin version of the Coast Guard Achievement Medal is suitable for display or to be carried as a memento by the recipient or the recipient’s family and comrades-in arms. This coin upholds the significance of the Coast Guard Achievement Medal and can even be engraved with the honoree’s name and date of award.
The Coast Guard Achievement Medal honors any member of the United States or foreign Armed Forces, on active duty or inactive reserve, who distinguishes himself or herself by outstanding achievement or meritorious service. Awarded for outstanding achievement or meritorious service that does not meet the requirements of the Commendation Medal, this medal places emphasis on junior officers and enlisted personnel.
This coin is minted in the USA from solid bronze, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail. Die struck out of thicker blanks, this coin has a substantive feel to it as well. The obverse features the colors of the Coast Guard Achievement Medal ribbon, imbued with bold enamel, and depicts the medal’s distinctive braided border and ceremonial wreath. The reverse has space available for engraving. The coin comes packaged in a polybag with a header card.
This coin is dedicated to the US military men and women who fight for freedom and it honors their commitment to their sworn duty in perilous and inhospitable conditions.