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02 February 2013 @ 12:24 am
military coinsMilitary challenge coins are identified as military coins, unit coins, memorial, and unit challenge coins. Challenge coins signify brotherhood. The custom military coins are carried by all members of the military - no matter the branch. Those coins are used on the collars of the uniform. They stand as proof of membership, support and patronage of the bearer.

Challenge coins are often given to signify that people are part of a strong, closely tied community of people or that a group of people have went through something pretty major together. Specially minted military challenge coins were expected to raises self-respect and endorse unit sprit. They are used to show respect and to honor service members for their hard work. Bearing a military coin is considered as a pride. The military challenge coin is a prized and esteemed symbol of the establishment.







Military challenge coins are the most popular challenge coins amongst people. Some people like to collect them as a hobby and some as a fashion. You will also find that coin collectors will also collect these challenge coins due to their value. Since the military tradition has carried over into civilian life, they are given by many categories of people and organizations. From churches, to businesses, to social groups, and even friends, these types of coins are a great way of bonding and boosting morale. It has been seen that there are several types of military challenge coins available which are used by the different rank holders in the military.
 
 
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23 December 2012 @ 12:00 am
military coinsChallenge coins signify brotherhood. Since the military tradition has carried over into civilian life, they are given by many categories of people and organizations. From churches, to univrsities, to businesses, and even friends, these types of coins are a great way of bonding and boosting morale. Challenge coins are often given to signify that people are part of a strong, closely tied community of people.

Challenge coins are no longer exclusively used by the military. They remain popular with schools and universities, sports and academic teams, businesses, and organizations as well as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The highly personalized nature of custom coins makes them the ideal marketing tool and incentive for everyone who chooses to order them. Not only do they promote individual strength and courage, they inspire teamwork and camaraderie as well.





The origin of these challenge coins in United States of America can not be traced to a very particular date. The origin is still debatable. There is very less evidence in this regard about the origin of the military coins. However there are main claims from several institutions as the introducers of the coins. But the most commonly held opinion about the introduction of the coins is credited to United States Air Force. It is told that the military coins were presented by one lieutenant to his colleagues as mementos and since then the tradition of military coins started.