As emerging leaders, those elevated to the rank of Petty Officer Third Class provide critical support to sustain the U.S. Coast Guard's mission throughout the world. Forming the foundation of the Coast Guard's leadership structure, they skillfully execute a complete range of fundamental tasks, ensuring the efficient management of their assigned duties. Employing a practical, hands-on approach, they exhibit trademark skill and proven reliability as they faithfully carry out orders from above. Possessing a track record for getting the job done, they are vital to the effective operation of America's Coast Guard. This coin pays tribute to the dedicated and courageous sailors who hold the rank of Petty Officer Third Class in the U.S. Coast Guard. Featured on the obverse is a rendering of the distinctive insignia worn by these individuals, which depicts an eagle with wings spread wide above a single red chevron. Featured on the reverse is the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States depicted above a single chevron. 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 Petty Officers Third Class.