The backbone of the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, Chief Petty Officers possess advanced technical skill and proven leadership ability. Experienced and accomplished technicians, they skillfully employ a hands-on approach as they train and mentor the sailors in their command. Exhibiting a fierce pride in their achievements, Chief Petty Officers execute their assigned duties with trademark zeal. Serving as models of efficiency and resourcefulness, they contribute immeasurably to the success of the Coast Guard's mission. Possessing an instinct for action, they play a vital role in propelling the Coast Guard forward to victory. This coin salutes the outstanding achievement and tireless dedication of all Chief Petty Officers, who serve the U.S. Coast Guard with distinction. Featured on the obverse is a rendering of the distinctive insignia worn by these individuals, which depicts an eagle with wings spread wide resting on an inverted "rocker" above three yellow chevrons. Featured on the reverse is the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States superimposed over a fouled anchor, denoting the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Struck in a nickel alloy, this coin is accented with crisp enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a descriptive header card that underscores the unique contributions of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers.