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Challenge Coins

A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. They are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale.Let's show them here.

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Got Coins?

Started by CryptoDad. Last reply by CryptoDad Jan 8. 19 Replies

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Coins as PIR Gifts

Started by CryptoDad. Last reply by CryptoDad Feb 14, 2016. 1 Reply

These coins and many more are available at you give another coin, please post a picture here.Recruit Training Command…Continue

Challenge Coin Private First Class

Started by Wendy G Ship 12 Div 082. Last reply by CryptoDad Jan 10, 2016. 1 Reply

Is there a coin specifically for PFC? I'd like to present my daughter one at PIR, thanks in advance

Tags: PFC, Coin, Challenge

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Comment by Pennie on March 21, 2013 at 11:53am
Lady Hamilton, yes that Is the one. It is so cute, my sailor loved it.
Comment by Pennie on March 20, 2013 at 8:06am
My thoughts make your own traditions. My sailor has about 10 to 15 coins he likes them all but the ones that mean the most are the one he received from my step dad (retired Army) which was a seventh group special forces coin from panama and the Airborne coin he received from my Dad (also retired Army). Neither is a Navy coin but those mean the most. My son returned the favor and gave both my step Dad and Dad a navy coin. My step dads reaction was awesome he hugged my sailor told him how proud he was of him and that was his first ever Navy coin he had been given. Never realized how much significance these coins hold to a soldiers until that moment.
He can tell you the story behind each of his coins. I have even purchased him a coin. I bought him the Popeye coin and gave it to him for Christmas. That was his favorite cartoon character when her was little and I couldn't resist getting it for him.
Comment by MamaKrayKray on March 19, 2013 at 1:03pm

Thank you for the information!  Maybe I'll have my brother help me out on this as well.  He served in the Navy back in the 70's & is my recruits godfather.  It would mean alot coming from him.  Thanks again!

Comment by MamaKrayKray on March 18, 2013 at 10:38pm

Hi there - Wondering where to begin with the Challenge coin collection?  Is it tradition to purchase their ship coin from boot camp first?  Is there a protocol to follow?  I would like to start this for my son.  He is in BC & his PIR is scheduled for 5/3.  He is Ship 03 Div 172  Thank you in advance for your help

Comment by MartiB_TX on February 20, 2013 at 10:55pm
Ha ha lady hamilton I got my husband a shirt with that saying. He's a real computer nerd and he loved it.
Comment by Craig on January 18, 2013 at 10:13pm

chelseacat - We'd love to see the coins.  Each has a history of their own.  They are soooo cool.

Even NBC talked about them:

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Comment by chelseacat on January 9, 2013 at 6:20pm

@ Craig

I have some pictures of my Dad's challenge coins, but I am waiting for him to tell me more about them. He has some from bases he was stationed at. I just got back from a vacation last week so I just saw this post. Sorry for the late response. I will be uploading some challenge coin pictures and stories shortly.

Comment by Craig on December 30, 2012 at 3:51am

chelsea - We love challenge coins here.  If their is anyway of posting some of your dad's, that would be super cool.  Coins have history behind them.  You should ask him which one his favorite is, and them tell us the story and post the picture... 

Comment by chelseacat on December 21, 2012 at 10:46pm

I bought my BF the USS Arizona challenge coin for his PIR as well! I know he will love it! I keep looking at the picture of the coin online. I can't wait for it to arrive. I am even more excited about giving it to him! :)

Also, I just joined this group! I love Challenge Coins! I loved looking at my Dad's Challenge Coins when I was younger.

Comment by Craig on December 17, 2012 at 8:45pm

isabellamom - I hope your sailor likes it.  Challenge coins are real habit forming.  This won't be his last....

Lady H - I never saw want you wrote about the binary.  Now that is freckin funny!    I going to steal that saying...  For those that don't know, 10 in binary code (computer code) is actually the number 2.  


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