World War I Centennial Coast Guard Medal
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.
CharacteristicsThe 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.
- CENTENNIAL OF WORLD WAR I
- OVER THERE!
Mint and Mint Mark
- Finish: Proof
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Diameter: 1.500 in. (38.10 mm)
- Weight: 26.730 g
- Phebe Hemphill, Sculptor-Engraver