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History of The Coins

Challenge-Coins

The custom challenge coins have a very interesting history. They were a part of the Greek era as well as the early eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century. They became common after the First World War. During the war, the civilians were invited to help in flying the Air Force planes. The training was given less time. A group of fifteen pilots was given a special coin with logo and the date of the training by one of the group members. They vowed to carry these coins with them as they were a memory of their fraternity. One of the pilot’s plane crashed in his own country.

Custom Challenge CoinsThe officers who caught the pilot did not believe that he was not an enemy pilot. He suddenly remembered the coin that was tied around his neck in a leather pouch. He showed them the coin, which was checked, and the officer was released. The coin saved the life of the officer and from here the trend started. It became a necessity for every officer to carry a challenge coin. The coins are minted by the different battalions of their officers. Each battalion has a different logo and the coins have to keep safely with the officers. The officers use these coins in all kinds of emergency purpose. They have to be kept in their original shape, and any alternation would leave them of no use.

Custom CoinsThe coins are not only used for challenging, but they are also used to commemorate the services of the different officers. A special ceremony is organized, and the head of the state presents the coins to the brave officers. The coins are also placed in special boxes that are made to order. This makes all the officers very proud. These coins are made up of expensive materials like gold, silver or platinum.