Coast Guard Expert Pistol Shot Anodized Miniature Medal
Note: Anodized medals are not typically issued by the military as part of the formal award.
They are exact replicas of the Department of Defenses regulation medals - manufactured, however, with a special
gold leaf-like finish for a shimmering and polished appearance. Anodized medals are authorized for wear on uniforms
in various situations specified by the requisite branch of service's regulations and also by command directives.
Miniature medals are replicas of regular full size medals, made to a scale of one-half the size of the original.
Note: Miniature decorations and service medals are authorized for wear on the mess and evening
mess uniforms. United States armed forces personnel and retired veterans occasionally wear miniature versions of
their awards on formal occasions, such as dine-outs and other ceremonial occasions. For the standard full size
award criteria and it's history check the appropriate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard Medals
category on this site (just to the left).
Mounting: Unlike full size medals that come with mounting
pins on each medal, miniature medals must be attached to a miniature medal mount. Miniature medal mounts are
manufactured specifically for the number of awards being mounted. For example, if you purchased five miniature
medals, you would need to purchase a "Miniature Medal Mount - 5 Medal" to correctly wear them. See below for the