What Are The Basics of Challenge Coins

The basic challenge coins date back to World Wars. The coins were then used to represent the different companies of the military. These challenge coins were awarded to the different officers. The officers were given the coins to show that they represent a specific battalion or regiment. These coins are also called ‘Pfennig.’

The worth of different coins used as the challengers is much less than that of a shilling. After the world war the officers who had no money, used a coin to buy themselves a drink at that was all the coins were worth. Due to the unbelievable stories that the different people have faced, these coins have become an essential part of every unit of every army all over the world. Each unit is printing a coin of its own and their officers carry them safely with them. The coins are different in size, shape and look.

Embossed Challenge CoinsThe embossing on them is different too and all those people who have had the chance to look at a few of them have grown to love them. There are several people who collect the coins as a hobby and keep looking for coins that are decades old and are no longer printed. Each coin is different from the other. It shows the extra efforts put in by the different officers for the betterment of their country and unit.

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The number of coins with one officer shows his bravery and courage. They show that he has been courageous and exceptionally brave where many others had lost heart. It is because of these brave officers that the different countries are enjoying a peaceful life. It is not possible for every officer to be as daunting and caring towards his duties they are given these special coins as an effort for their bravery. The coins are given to them by the head of state. All those brave officers who lose their lives, their families are honored to show that their efforts have not gone in vain.