Recognized for their advancing skill, laser-like focus, and proven leadership potential, those who rise to the rank of Petty Officer Second Class are critical to the success of the U.S. Coast Guard's mission throughout the world. Mastering their assigned duties with remarkable efficiency, they exhibit an uncompromising commitment to excellence, serving to inspire and motivate all those who witness their work. Demonstrating an increasing command of a full range of complex tasks, their expanding expertise is a vital resource to the ship's top decision-makers. Highly competent and motivated leaders, they play an essential role in the command of every Coast Guard ship. This coin salutes the outstanding achievements of all those who have advanced to the rank of Petty Officer Second 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 two red chevrons. Featured on the reverse is the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States depicted above a double 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 Second Class.