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