USA MILITARY FORCES CHALLENGE COIN BRAND. NAVY, USAAF, ARMY, MARINES

This fantastic USA MILITARY SERVICES CHALLENGE COIN (please read below to see what a challenge coin actually is) is BRAND NEW. It depicts the ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, AIR FORCE and COASTGUARD SYMBOLS. It measures 2” (50 mm ) diameter so it is quite a large coin.

The coin comes in an acrylic case.

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THE CHALLENGE COIN

It is a special coin or medallion that signifies unit identification among the military personnel. This means that per unit, each has its own challenge coin that signifies who the members of the unit are. The design

varies according to the group’s specification. It may contain the motto of the group, or the unit’s unique symbol or whatever design they would like to put in it. Each member of the unit is expected to carry this coin with them wherever they are as a sign of their allegiance to the unit.

There were different stories on how the challenge coins were called as such. The accepted story, however, was the one during the World War II. Some Americans stationed at Germany imitated the local tradition of challenging others by demanding a pfennig check. A pfennig check is the lowest denomination of coins in Germany during those times. The local tradition goes like this. Somebody would slam a pfennig check on your table and demand that you show
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