World War I Centennial Coast Guard Medal

Medals

Background

The World War I Centennial Silver Medals were issued in conjunction with the congressionally authorized World War I Centennial Silver Dollar. The obverse (heads) and reverse (tails) designs of these medals honor each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces active in World War I.

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Coin Characteristics

The obverse design depicts a lifeboat from the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca heading out in heavy seas toward the torpedoed steamship Wellington.

The reverse design World War I-era Coast Guard emblem.

Reverse Inscriptions

  • CENTENNIAL OF WORLD WAR I
  • 2018
  • OVER THERE!

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

  • Finish: Proof
  • Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
  • Diameter: 1.500 in. (38.10 mm)
  • Weight: 26.730 g

Artist Information

Content last reviewed October 10, 2017

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