Various Uses Of Military Challenge Coins

vetrans_dayMilitary challenge coin is another name of patriotism, pride and honor. In fact it has various names akin to the feelings that its wearers may have e.g., honor coin, unit coin, challenge coin, commander’s coin, pride coin etc. In the military, other than military challenge coins they are also called navy challenge coin and air force challenge coin as per their respective military branch. It minted in gold, bronze, copper or nickel and polished or plated with gold or silver to give it a lavish look.

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Military Challenge Coins

Military challenge coins give as a ward in military branches and squadrons including air force, navy and defense forces. The trend of awarding challenge coin also lies in various government and private organizations.  If we trace the history of military challenge coin, we shall find various myths and realities about it. In fact, the origin of challenge coin is a matter of great debate. But the most famous and acceptably believe is that an officer from the United Air Force ordered to mint gold-plated bronze challenge coins for the first time. Whatever its origin, but its use of the military is imminent now, which starts as soon as an army man or woman successfully clears his military graduation. Military challenge coins are also awarded to the widow or relatives of the martyr.

CTU_coinThe forces of the United States have also been using military challenge coins as an identification mark. Especially in the second world war, the American soldiers or contact person used to have a Philippine challenge coins to show themselves with the Philippine guerrillas, who were fighting the Japanese forces.