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Operation Spartan Shield Custom Challenge Coins
Operation Spartan Shield Custom Challenge Coins
1.5" Soft Enamel Operation Spartan Shield Custom Challenge Coins, Polished with Antique Silver Finish.
7th Infantry Division Challenge Coins
7th Infantry Division Challenge Coins
2" Soft enamel coins with cut out process, polished with shiny silver finish.
Nigerian Army Military Coins
Nigerian Army Military Coins
2" Soft enamel coins with sandblasting process, polished with shiny gold finish.
Texas Ranger Custom Challenge Coins
Texas Ranger Custom Challenge Coins
1.75" Die struck coins, polished with antique silver finish.
US Ranger Military Challenge Coins
US Ranger Military Challenge Coins
1.75" Soft enamel coins, polished with silver finish.
Cavalry Regiment Custom Coins
Cavalry Regiment Custom Coins
3" Soft enamel coins with epoxy coating, polished with antique silver finish.
Ranger Challenge Coin
Ranger Challenge Coin
3.7" Hard enamel challenge coin, polished with gold finish.
Raiders Custom Military Coins
Raiders Custom Military Coins
3" Cut-out custom Military coins, polished with antique silver finish.
2nd Battalion,364th Regiment Challenge Coins
2nd Battalion,364th Regiment Challenge Coins
2" Soft enamel coins, die struck with gold finish.
Skull Challenge Coins
Skull Challenge Coins
2" Cut-out custom challenge coins, polished with antique silver finish.
404th Army Field Support Brigade Custom Coins
404th Army Field Support Brigade Custom Coins
2.2" Soft enamel coins, polished with silver finish.
AFSB Cut-outs Custom Challenge Coins
AFSB Cut-outs Custom Challenge Coins
3" Soft enamel coins with 3D design, polished with antique silver finish.
Air Force Custom Coins
Air Force Custom Coins
1.5" Soft enamel coins, polished with antique gold finish.
United States Army Custom Coins
United States Army Custom Coins
1.5" 3D cut-out custom coins, polished with antique silver finish.
US ARMY JROTC Custom Coins
US ARMY JROTC Custom Coins
1.8" Soft enamel coins with 3D image, polished with bronze finish.
Army ROTC Custom Challenge Coins
Army ROTC Custom Challenge Coins
2" Soft enamel coins, polished with antique silver finish.
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Army Challenge Coins

What are Army Challenge Coins?

As the largest military branch, the mission of the U.S. Army is to fight and win our Nation's wars. The heart of the Army's operations is to provide prompt, sustained land dominance, which spans across all combat areas. And the Army challenge coins are often used to recognize this feat as the Army can successfully organize, equip and train its troops to fulfill their mission. The United States Army is one of the biggest sources of challenge coins. Army challenge coins are usually to celebrate a change in rank or awards and the completion of training. They are also used as a way of rewarding the special honor of their forces and building good-fellowship between each other. The Army relies heavily on the cohesion and interaction of its forces, and the Army challenge coins give them an extra tool to build these interactions. We can craft your Army coins used to mark specific events or periods of time and make remembrances of companies, units and platoons something tangible.


A Brief History of Army Challenge Coins

There are many different stories about the origins of the Army's challenge coins, with many historical subjects. It is so that, someone even claim saying that the Roman Emperor provided some of their legions with special challenge coins to celebrate the victories. But for the USA Army, the tradition of Army challenge coins comes from the World War II. Remembering when the Nazi Office of Strategic Services occupied France. Supposedly, these coins were used as "bona fides" which it was a way to verify person's identity and then prevent spies to penetrate meetings and robed confidential information.

There is another story that tells about an American Soldier. This specific soldier carried one solid silver coin, bearing the unit insignia on one side to be showed to the Philippine guerrillas during World War II, and with it demonstrate he was a valid contact for the mission against the Japan. As soon as the story was spread in that field, many units created their own challenge coins and began to challenge each other and produce their unit's challenge coins. This Challenge Coins had even been evolved into a game in the military field, because bet with them and win more coins is a really challenge for soldiers!

Nowadays, custom challenge coins are normally given to members of the units and/or special visitor also as appreciation for their support, excellent work performance, boost their morale, and to reward service members. Create your own Army challenge coins and tell your unit's story from generation to generation!


What Makes Army Challenge Coins So Special?

Although Army Challenge Coins have been around for many decades, their popularity has exploded over the past decade on account of many reasons.

At their core, Army Coins are a badge of honor. They are a reminder of a person, event, or an achievement and have immense emotional value to their recipients. More importantly, they are timeless. Army’s serving members and veterans alike carry them all the time on themselves and display them proudly to share their exceptional legacy. Quite naturally, these coins must be befitting of their pride and last with them a long time. The challenge coins’ unique features and properties make them the best choice for such honors. Here’s why:

Strong and Lightweight

Army challenge coins are made out of high quality, sturdy metals that do not bend, break, cut, fold, or get damaged in any way. For this reason, they can be carried by their recipients all the time, wherever they go. They are not cumbersome either. They are rugged, lightweight, and durable.

Tangible Remembrance

An army challenge coin is the most tangible memento of people’s experiences in the army. Army life is not for everyone. For some people, it can be the most thrilling and adventurous experience, while for others, it can be their worst nightmare. For most people, it is both. In any case, it leaves a lasting impact on you and brings about profound changes in your worldview. Years later, all you are left with are just memories of your experiences from your time in the army. They made you, they are part of you. A aemy challenge coin is the most tangible form of crystallizing all those memories, experiences, and achievements. You can regale your kids and grandkids with your adventures from your time in the army and show them your US army challenge coins that you received for your service and sacrifices.

Symbol of Your Undying Loyalty to Something Big

It is very easy for us to get caught up in our routine life and forget the most important things in life. Chasing materialistic things and pleasures often leave us without our center of gravity. It is not uncommon at all to feel absolutely lost in the civilian life. We all crave and need to be part of something bigger. But, your army challenge coin will be a constant reminder to you that you were not only part of something very big, which happened to be awesome too. You are a loyal, disciplined, and brave defender of this great nation. The coin is a constant reminder of your service that is eternal.

For all these reasons, people cherish the army challenge coins with great pride.


Obtaining Army Challenge Coins

The Army has a vast collection of challenge coins. In fact, among all the military organizations, it is the Army that has the biggest collection of challenge coins. In the army, cohesion, unity, and team spirit between the members of a division, base, battalion, or other group. They must work like well-oiled machines in tandem with each other to produce the results expected of them. Army challenge coins are a great way to foster that team spirit. Even the non-combat groups within the army, such as the Engineer corps and even the cooks are often awarded US Army challenge coins for their service, commitment, and loyalty to the nation.

Primarily, you can get your hands on an Army challenge coin in these ways:

1. Be a Participant

The most common way of getting an army challenge coin is to get assigned to a specific army base. When you get posted at an army base like Fort Irwin, Fort Riley, Fort Benning, or even international bases, soldiers can be awarded a challenge coin. Thus, soldiers who get assigned to multiple bases throughout their career manage to build a nice collection of diverse custom army challenge coins over their career. Apart from this, a soldier is awarded challenge coins on account of their function, be it infantry, artillery, logistics, or something else.

Likewise, soldiers also get awarded army challenge coins as part of their missions, operations, and other functions on foreign lands. When that is the case, it is a tradition in the army to mention the mission, date, an image representationof the mission, and other details on the coin, depending on what is permitted. Because these missions are exclusive and are not repeated, mission-specific custom coins tend to be rare and prized.

2. Trade Coins

It is quite common in the Army for officers to hand down their challenge coin to a subordinate who they deem worthy of it. It could be after a mission successfully executed by the subordinate or for their display of exemplary service and commitment to the Army. It is up to the officer to decide the reason for which they award their subordinates.

Alternatively, it is also not uncommon among the soldiers to trade their army challenge coins with each other. The two-way trade could be a product of friendship between them, to remember each other by, or as a mark of respect for each other. Soldiers trade each other’s coins all the time.

3. Buy Them from Sellers and Dealers

This is by far the most common way that civilians can get their hands on the Army challenge coins. Often, either the military personnel owning them or their kin give up their Army challenge coins either for sale or for donation. Eventually, they end up in the market for a variety of reasons. Numismatists, amateur admirers, and the rich looking to add the rare prized possessions into their collection purchase the Army challenge coins.

4. Order Custom Army Challenge Coins

You can get custom challenge coins the way you want to commemorate a person or an event. The custom made coins can be manufactured to the exact specifications of the buyer. Good quality is paramount, but you can get the custom coins cheap if you approach the right service provider.


How to Build Army Challenge Coins?

When deciding on how to build your custom Army challenge coins, the first thing you should keep in mind is that the challenge coins should represent the pride and tradition of your troops. So, maybe you can spend more time researching your unit's historical origins to get inspiration. Also adding few elements such as the logos, seals and mottos of your Army challenge coins could be part of your design. Then, size, shape and the plating are necessary to complete your challenge coin. GS-JJ offers sizes from 1.5 inch on up, and for you to use as a reference, nearly 40% of all the custom military challenge coins we produce are normally the 2-inch size. Having the perfect size for your coin, it is also important, make them fit into your pocket or wallet and easy to carry on everywhere! A three-inch or larger Army challenge coin looks great on displays and lately has become more and more popular. In the past three years, we have seen an 18.5% growth for larger coins. If you want to create a very unique Army challenge coins, having a custom-shaped coin could be a great way to go! You can see our challenge coin gallery here


Custom Army Challenge Coins Manufactured in 5 days

Our over 20 years of manufacturing and design experience provide you the best quality you want. We can created your custom Army challenge Coins to represent your deployment location, specific unit, a particular base or any other aspect of Army life that you would like to commemorate. In GS-JJ we know that your custom Army Coins are not just tokens they are for you the way to commemorate your service and the people who have served for your country. That's why we only use the highest quality materials available and state-of-the-art production equipment to produce your Army challenge coins. We're committed to providing excellent service for every level of customers, and we strive to win your repeat business for all of your custom challenge coins needs. Fill out our Automated Quotation System today or Call us and let us show you the finest Army challenge coins you can buy!


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