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What's the Purpose of a Challenge Coin?

Challenge coins are a unique medallion given to someone to show that they are part of a group. That's not the only thing behind the challenge coin meaning.

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.

Protect and Accessorize: How to Choose the Best Challenge Coin Holder for Your Collection

Protect and Accessorize: How to Choose the Best Challenge Coin Holder Do you have a vast collection of challenge coins? Even if your collection is tiny, it is significant enough to choose a quality challenge coin holder. No one gets a challenge coin and says, "Great, this will be perfect to stash in a random […]

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 […]

7 Effective Employee Recognition Ideas

Make your staff feel appreciated by offering tokens of appreciation for their hard work. Get your inspiration for employee recognition ideas from this list! Did you know that only 51% of employees are satisfied with the recognition they receive after doing a great job? Not only that, but only 1 in three employees have received recognition in […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is a Challenge Coin? And How it all Began

What is a Challenge Coin? And How it all Began Did you know those non-monetary incentives are as effective as monetary incentives when it comes to employee motivation? For a long time, challenge coins have been a popular way of motivating teams and developing a sense of camaraderie. This tradition is deeply rooted in the military […]

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 […]

5 Army Challenge Coin Design Tips that Make a Statement

The right army challenge coin design can make a lasting impression. Discover our top tips for creating a design you'll be proud to show off. Challenge coins have a rich history dating back to Ancient Rome. They are often associated with the military and commemorate big events, units, special accomplishments, and more. Even though most […]

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