Lot of 6 NRO Program Challenge Coin Coins

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  • Sold Date: Dec 09,2008
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Lot of 6 NRO Program Challenge Coin Coins

This is a once in a lifetime buy, you get a set of 6 NRO Coins!

1)- National Reconnaissance Office NRO U-162 Challenge Coin (NRO Snake)

2)- National Reconnaissance Office NRO DRAGON INTEL Challenge Coin

3)- NITWITS RUBES OAFS NRO Challenge Coin

4)- RARE- National Reconnaissance Office NRO Challenge Coin

5)- OD-4/DX NRO Operating Division 4 ONYX Challenge Coin

6)- NRO Mission Operations Challenge Coin You Can Run

Up for bid are these detailed challenge coins, take a look at the photo, then bid! These were purchased from a collection and now I am selling them for someone elseâe(tm)s collection! J The perfect gift for the collector or for starting your own collection!

SOURCE : Paglen, Trevor: âeoe I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems From the Pentagonâe(tm)s Black World âe, First Melville House Publishing, November 2007.

1)- National Reconnaissance Office NRO U-162 Challenge Coin

âeoeA National Reconnaissance Office programâe¦, whose referent remains entirely obscure. The Latin inscription translates as âe~Never Before, Never Again.âe(tm)âe

A quick Google search for âeoeU-162âe explains the design very well with the meanings of the snakes wrapped around the earth, etc. In addition, you can purchase Trevor Paglenâe(tm)s Book referenced in this listing. It is an awesome book and as mentioned I have the coins of all the images shown in the book as well as several others not listed.

2)- National Reconnaissance Office NRO BYEMAN Challenge Coin

DRAGON is a code name within the BYEMAN information compartment for the infrared imaging capabilities on CRYSTAL (advanced KH-11) reconnaissance satelites.âe

3)- NITWITS RUBES OAFS NRO Challenge Coin

âeoe The first letter of each word in the phrase "Nitwits Rubes and Oafs" spells out the agency responsibleâe¦ the NRO, the National Reconnaissance Office. Furthermore, "OAFS" could be an acronym for Onizuka Air Force Station, an Air Force Space Operations base in Sunnyvale , California colloquially known as the Blue Cube.âe

âeoeIt is unclear what the collection of three white stars and one black star represent, although they may be related to the collection of four triangles from the NRO's âe~We Own the Nightâe(tm)âe¦âe

âeoeThe phrase "Setec Astronomy" figures prominently in the 1992 film Sneakers , in which the phrase is an anagram for "Too Many Secrets."

4)- RARE- National Reconnaissance Office NRO Challenge Coin

âeoeâe¦commemorates the August 17, 2000, launch of a âeoeclassified National Reconnaissance office payloadâe atop Titan IV rocket from Vandenberg Air Forcve Base in Southern California .âe

âe~Clues in the patchâe(tm)s imagery seem to indicate that the satellite in question was, in fact, an ONYX spy satellite, also known by the code name Lacrosseâe¦âe

5)- OD-4/DX NRO Operating Division 4 ONYX Challenge Coin

âeoeâe¦from Operating Division 4 of the National Reconnaissance Officeâe¦the phrase âeoeWe Own the Nightâe recalls the phrase associated with the radar-imaging capabilities on the ONYX series of spy satellites. The figure of the owl is also consistent with the theme of seeing at night. The mesh-like structure seems to represent the imaging capabilities of reconnaissance satellites in general,âe¦âe

6)- NRO Mission Operations Challenge Coin You Can Run

This coin is similar to the OD/$ coin, it is in the same series of the NRO Operating Division 4. Each ring around the earth have a specific representation as does the single white star, lightning.

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