U.S. Coast Guard First Class Diver Coin

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Combining proven skill and strong leadership potential, First Class Divers are a vital asset to the Coast Guard's underwater recovery and maintenance capabilities.

Applying advanced training in all diving techniques as well as operational planning for surface-supplied dives, First Class Divers conduct and supervise maintenance, demolition, salvage, construction, and repair missions. Demonstrating the ability to lead and train others effectively, they are also qualified to serve as diving supervisors for a full range of deep water operations.

This coin pays tribute to all First Class Divers, whose commitment to excellence ensures the successful completion of the Coast Guard' maritime mission. Featured on the obverse is a detailed rendering of the distinctive qualification insignia worn by these individuals. Depicted on the reverse is the tri-color racing stripe found on all Coast Guard aircraft and vessels. Embedded in the design is the official Coast Guard emblem, featuring a disk inscribed with the service's founding date and the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States, superimposed against a pair of crossed anchors.

Struck in a nickel alloy and gently brushed with an antique finish, this coin is accented with crisp enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a descriptive header card that underscores the unique contributions of the Coast Guard's First Class Divers.