WHO HAS THE OLDEST CHALLENGE COIN?

  THE OLDEST CHALLENGE COIN   Do you have an old challenge coin or military coin?  If so please send me a scan and I will put it up on this blog.  It would be interesting to see how far back we can go.   WHAT MILITARY COIN WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO OWN? I… Read more »

CHALLENGE COINS MAKING THE NEWS

  I remember when we were one of the few companies making military coins.  They were popular but really just catching on.  One night I was watching a televised speech from the oval office  by President Bill Clinton and there behind his desk were challenge coins.  President Clinton had quite a collection of Challenge coins. … Read more »

MORE CHALLENGE COIN MYTHS

ARE ALL MILITARY CHALLENGE COINS COMMANDER COINS?   Absolutely not!  We have made challenge coins for Senior Noncommissioned Officers, Staff Officers and even one gung-ho corporal.  (That is one of my favorite coins.  I carry it with one of my four-star coins and when someone coins me I haul out the corporal.  It  never hurts… Read more »

A POCKET FULL OF ATTABOYS

CHALLENGE COINS FOR EMPLOYEE PERKS   To correctly call your coin a “Challenge Coin” there ought to be a challenge behind it.  So how do you make that happen?  The first step is to decide what you want the employee to do.  As the old “One Minute Manager” used to say, “Catch people doing something… Read more »

THE SECRET MILITARY COIN BLOG

CHALLENGE COINS FROM “SECRET” GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS   This is just a fun blog post to speak about these for a moment.  As I previously posted, it is difficult to verify that a coin you have acquired is authentic.  This is particularly difficult when it is from ‘secret’ organizations or secret military units.   RARE MILITARY… Read more »

WEDDING COINS

    I wonder if wedding coins can be called challenge coins?  There must be a joke in there somewhere.  Anyway.  We do a fair number of wedding coins.  When I was first asked to manufacture one I was surprised.  After talking to that groom and many more since then I have become a  true… Read more »