Fireman Apprentices in the U.S. Coast Guard assist in the maintenance, operation, and repair of the ship's vital electrical and propulsion systems. Rigorously applying their training to enhance the performance of these systems, they seek to ensure the safety of their fellow crew members at all times. Assisting with hull, engine, and basic machine repair, Firemen Apprentices are also responsible for aiding in emergency management and damage control efforts. Serving in a vital support role, these dedicated sailors help to propel the Coast Guard's ships forward in defense of America. This coin salutes all Firemen Apprentices, whose devotion to duty serves to advance the mission of the U.S. Coast Guard. Featured on the obverse is a rendering of the insignia worn by these individuals. Featured on the reverse is the official emblem of the U.S. Coast Guard. 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 Fireman Apprentices.