The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. is proud to announce a new group of special donors called the “Search & Rescue Circle.” Through a $250 donation, members of the new “Search & Rescue Circle” will receive a limited edition coin commemorating the National Coast Guard Museum. This die struck hard enamel challenge coin will come in a finished walnut presentation box and is sure to become a cherished momento. Help make the dream a reality. Join the CIRCLE today!
On August 4, 1790, the first United States Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce federal tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. Known throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, the US Coast Guard expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew. Today, as the oldest life-saving service in the world, its role includes more than just Maritime Safety and Security.