The story behind the origin of challenge coins and medals is steeped in military history. Challenge coins in particular, have a unique origin story—one that involves members of an elite World War I flying squad who carried their challenge coins to prove allegiance to the squad if ever caught behind enemy lines without any other means for personal identification. Challenge coins are still used to this day by all branches of the military, bearing the organization’s insignia or emblem, and proudly carried by it’s members. The coins are given to prove membership, enhance morale and become treasured keepsakes.
Custom coins are no longer exclusively used by the military, however, as they have become increasingly popular with schools and universities, sports and academic teams, businesses, and organizations. The highly personalized nature of custom challenge coins makes them the ideal marketing tool and incentive for everyone who chooses to order them. Not only do they promote individual strength and courage, they inspire teamwork and camaraderie as well.
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These coins can be used to foster a sense of belonging in fraternal, military & private clubs, or be used to trade with others at conventions and meetings, etc. From rewarding valued employees, to encouraging customers to return to a restaurant or bar to turn in a ‘buyback’ coin, or providing comfort with religious images held discretely in hand, these coins have unlimited potential uses.