Nothing gives us more pleasure than to design, create, and support military organizations all over the United States. We have been honored most recently by the USS Duluth Crewmember’s Association to have designed for their membership a coin with the crest of their beloved ship, the USS Duluth, for their dues paying members. A coin that will be carried with pride, carrying a professional look and association with their nautical heritage as an amphibious United States Navy sea going warship.

USS Duluth LPD-6 Shirt

So who is the USS Duluth? Who was she? The USS Duluth Assocation website located at http://www.ussduluth.org/ helps explain this.

USS Duluth (LPD-6), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy named for the city in Minnesota.
Duluth was laid down on 18 December 1963 by the New York Naval Shipyard. She was launched on 14 August 1965 and commissioned on 18 December 1965. She was the last ship to be launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard before it was closed. (Reference: ussduluth.org)

So with that said as the amazing amphibian she was it made only sense to design a coin with a Navy Gator on it. Something mean and nasty, aggressive, detailed and designed with a gator in plain view. The coin request was for a 2 inch coin and they the association wanted something think that would feel heavy and substantial like a 4mm thick coin is recognized for. The result was overwhelmingly positive. So much so that this coin had to be reordered very quickly due to its popularity. More just arrived the other day.

US Navy Gator Navy Vintage Coin ™
For more information about the USS Duluth Crewmember’s Assocaition please visit them at USS Duluth LPD-6!