As emerging leaders, Lieutenants provide critical support to help the Coast Guard confront and master every threat to America's security. Skillfully balancing a wide range of technical, tactical, and leadership tasks, they remain sharply focused on providing excellent training and mentorship to those in their command, preparing them to meet every challenge. Delivering and carrying out orders with admirable efficiency, they play a vital role in the successful completion of every Coast Guard operation. Highly adaptive and superbly skilled, Lieutenants advance the mission of the Coast Guard to defend the nation's waterways, coastlines, and shoreside assets. This coin pays tribute to the courage and dedication of all those who serve as Lieutenants in the U.S. Coast Guard. Featured on the obverse is the double silver bar insignia worn by these individuals. The reverse bears the Coat of Arms of the United States superimposed over a heraldic eagle, which is shown clutching a fouled anchor in its talons. Struck in a nickel alloy, this coin is accented with enamel highlights on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the unique contributions made by Coast Guard Lieutenants.