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.
Coin 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