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The year 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). This important Canadian marine service was created in 1962 to support mariners in Canadian waters, conduct search and rescue services, maintain Canada’s sovereignty in the Arctic and in coastal waters, respond to technical advances in its domain, and address issues associated with growing vessel traffic. This coin makes a beautiful gift for your friends and family interested in maritime history.
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• Displays the years 1962 and 2012 and the words "CCG-GCC" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard.
• Eligible for letter mail shipping ($2.99 Canada only, limit of 3 per letter mail).
• Features a unique iceberg shape to the illustrated folder that houses your coin.
Your coin features Canadian artists Chris Reid’s and Rosina Li's striking stylized image of vessels from the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet hard at work in and above Canadian waters. Your coin also includes the engraved text “CCG-GCC” and “1962-2012” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard.
• Your coin is placed in an exciting, full colour folder which illustrates the story of the Coast Guard.
Whether breaking ice in the Arctic or off the coast of Newfoundland, helping marine traffic through the Gulf and Maritimes, patrolling the Pacific, maintaining aids to navigation on a mountain, or safeguarding the waterways of Central Canada and Quebec, the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard are there-courageously upholding the pledge that is their motto: Safety First, Service Always.
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