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6 Facts About Military Challenge Coins

Military challenge coins vary widely in their rarity and value. Every challenge coin has it's own unique story and they are often tied to the history of a particular mission, unit, or organization.

Common Questions Asked About the Commander's Coin

Challenge coins are a huge tradition in the military. But many people are still unsure of the commander's coin tradition. Here are common questions asked. Civilians may not be familiar with challenge coins, but their tradition is well-known throughout the military, and by many United States firefighters and law enforcement departments, as well. For servicemen […]

What It Means To Be Gifted A Custom Challenge Coin

What is the history of custom challenge coins and what does it mean to be gifted one? Read up and find out. Throughout the ages, members of exclusive groups and units have found ways to honor each other and prove their allegiance and membership. Whether it is through songs, sayings, tattoos, or other markers, these […]

11 of the Most Rare Military Challenge Coins Ever Given

Want to take a look at some of the most rare military challenge coins ever given? We'll show you in this guide. Learn more about military coins.

Can You Rise to the Challenge of a Coin Check?

Wondering what a coin check is and what the rules are? We'll explain it all in this guide. The actual history of challenge coins is widely debated amongst military scholars. But one thing is clear: the coin check. In this article, we'll discuss the "coin check," and some of the origins of it. We'll also discuss some […]

Sizing Guide: How to Choose the Right Custom Challenge Coin Size

When choosing a custom challenge coin size, it's important to have the right one for your needs. Learn more about choosing the perfect one with our guide. The tradition of challenge coins dates back almost a century during World War I. The true origin is not known for sure, but it's said that a lieutenant gifted bronze coins […]

Army Strong: How to Care For Your Army Challenge Coin Collection

Challenge coins come bound with honor and tradition, and you carry it with you everywhere you go. After all, it's only to be expected when you've been given such a valuable token. That being said, you'll want to know how to take care of your collection of Army challenge coins. Something that important should only […]

For Your Hero: Firefighter Gifts

You breathe a sigh of relief because he's home safe again. It feels like you've been holding your breath since he left—hours ago. You thought it might get easier as time went on but it didn't. Every time he gets called to a fire, you worry he might not come back. And how could you […]

What's the Purpose of the Prestigious Military Challenge Coin?

The military challenge coin has become one of the most prestigious military and first responder markers of rank and camaraderie. Did you know that more than 20% of veterans who served in either Afghanistan or Iraq suffer from severe PTSD and/or depression?  What about the fact that, when many veterans return from their service, they […]

4 Cool Challenge Coins Ideas to Enhance Your Event

Challenge coins have a long history of promoting a sense of community and showing support for fellow service members within the military. However, as the popularity of challenge coins continues to grow, many companies, industries, and even non-profits have started to embrace the promotional and morale-boosting aspects of creating challenge coins. Whether you want to […]

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