Challenge Coins

A challenge coin may be a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they might be given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale.

 Modern challenge coins are made in a variety of sizes and are often made using popular culture references to include superheroes and other well known characters in a way that creates a parody.

 Historically, challenge coins were presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They are also exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization. Modern day challenge coins feature popular culture attributes.

 We often get these coins when we accomplish something.

 It shows us how the hard work we put in pays off.

 They can help serve as a reminder of what we have done and what is possible.

 Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

 I am very proud of my collection. They show where I started and how I continue to grow. They are reminiscent of the Midwest Valor Games, Soldier rides, and other challenges by Wounded Warrior Project.

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Do you have a collection that reminds you of your accomplishments?

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