The United States Mint announces that the United States Coast Guard One Ounce Silver Medal will sail through the waters on Monday, September 26
September 25, 2022 – WASHINGTON – The United States Mint (Mint) will open sales for the 2022 U.S. Coast Guard One Ounce Silver Medal on September 26 at noon EDT. The medal is part of the United States Armed Forces Silver Medal Program, which honors the proud history and unique traditions of each branch of the armed forces.
The designs featured on this medal are emblematic of the history and mission of the United States Coast Guard. The obverse (heads) design depicts a Coast Guard National Security Cutter at full throttle, accelerating head-on towards the viewer. The inscriptions “US COAST GUARD” and the Coast Guard motto “SEMPER PARATUS” (Always ready) are arranged in an arc around the upper border. The hull number identifies the cutter Hamilton, named after Alexander Hamilton. United States Mint Art Infusion Program (AIP) designer Richard Master created the design, which Michael Gaudioso, retired United States Medalist Artist, engraved.
The reverse (tails) depict two iconic Coast Guard symbols, a lifesaving ring and the racing stripe mark, found on almost all Coast Guard boats. Racing stripes are depicted with a tradition of heraldic hatching to indicate color, with horizontal lines indicating the color blue and vertical lines indicating red. The Coast Guard emblem, part of the racing stripe mark, is also in the center. The Coast Guard core values ”HONOR”, “RESPECT” and “DEVOTION TO DUTY” are inscribed on the lifebuoy ring. AIP designer Thomas Hipschen created the design, which medal-winning artist Renata Gordon engraved.
The Armed Forces Silver Medal Program one ounce medals measure 1.598 inches in diameter and are struck at 99.9% fine silver. Each medal is encapsulated and accompanied by the Mint’s certificate of authenticity.
The 2022 U.S. Coast Guard One Ounce Silver Medal is priced at $65. There is no order limit. To set up a “Remind Me” alert for this product, visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/us-coast-guard-one-ounce-silver-medal-SCG1.html (product code SCG1). To view the Mint’s complete medal portfolio, please visit https://catalog.usmint.gov/shop/medals/.
Armed Forces Medals are also available for purchase through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. Structured like a magazine subscription, this program offers customers the ability to sign up to receive automatic shipments of mass-produced products. Sending continues until registration is cancelled. Visit the website for more details.
These products are also available at Mint Sales Centers at the Philadelphia Mint, 151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (on 5th Street between Arch Street and Race Street); at the Denver Mint, 320 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 (on Cherokee Street, between West Colfax Avenue and West 14th Avenue); and the Mint’s Washington, DC Headquarters Coin Store, 801 9th St., NW, Washington, DC 20220. Please visit the Denver or Philadelphia websites as the coin outlets will be closed when the level of COVID-19 community is HIGH to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public.
Planned future versions of the Armed Forces Silver Medal Program include one-ounce medals honoring the U.S. Space Force.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Treasury Department in 1873. As the only domestic manufacturer of legal tender coins, the Mint is responsible for the production of coins of currency in circulation so that the Nation can conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-contained and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, United States Mint will not accept or honor orders placed before the official on-sale date of September 26, 2022 at noon. . EDT.
Please use the Mint’s Catalog site at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ as your primary source for the most up-to-date product and service information, or call 1-800-USA-MINT (872- 6468).