Challenge Coins
What are Challenge Coins?

An Army challenge coin is a specifically made military coin or medallion with an insignia of a particular division or other group. They often honored an event or an accomplishment.

Traditionally, at a time and place where drinks would be served, a soldier would ask to see the coin of another soldier. If the challenged could not produce this special coin, he was required to buy a drink for the challenger. If the challenged member produced a his coin, then the challenging person was required to pay for the drinks.

 
Some examples of Challenge Coins relating to Deadeyes:

Obverse

Click on each of the photos to see a very large image.

Reverse

     
      From the collection of W R Hill
Coin Identification  

1.

Commanding General
Of the 96 RSC

"To Serve and excel"

2.

Armed Forces of
United States of America

Battle of Okinawa
Commemorative Anniversary
1945

3.

WWII Veteran
1941-1945

V

4.

505 QM Battalion
Petroleum Pipeline
Terminal Operating

Okinawa Japan

5.

1ST SATCOM 10TH HHC
505TH 58TH 1/1ST
SFG 885TH
Okinawa Japan

United States Army
6th Area Support Group

         
         

Do you have Challenge Coins relating to the Army or Deadeyes? Would be willing to show them to others? Please feel free to submit photos and we will post them here!

         
A New Challenge Coin from sister high school in Okinawa
         
There are many places online to find Challenge Coins. Ebay often has some listed to sell. There are places that make these coins today.
Find more information about the history of Challenge Coins go to Conforce.com http://www.coinforce.com/challenge-coin-history.htm
     
         

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