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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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~ The full story about the USS John F. Kennedy Ship 9 Challenge Coin ~

Started by Craig. Last reply by Navy_Mom (Ship 9 Div 215) Apr 24, 2013. 1 Reply

USS John F. Kennedy Coin:Ship 9…Continue

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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.  

Comment by LI mom on December 17, 2012 at 2:56pm
Hi Craig
i ordered my son the pir coin for the USS Arizona and i love it thank you for having your details on them. I hope he likes it.
Comment by Dina Gay--Corpsman Mom on December 3, 2012 at 11:52am

Craig,  THANKS!  I have preordered from you.  Will probably get him a rate coin as well, but very happy to get Ship 3.

Comment by Craig on December 3, 2012 at 11:19am

Dina - I just finished that one and it is at the engraver.  The coin should be minted soon.  You can preorder it here but I'm not positive you will have it by Christmas.

If I were you, I'd buy a rate (rank) coin from Northwest Mint.  They really have nice ones.  Look above at Lady H post in the discussion area.

Here is a picture of what it will look like.  A lot of people ask what the 1's nd 0's mean.  Since "Amazing Grace" Hopper was a computer nerd, those are binary computer code.  Admiral Hopper was the only Admiral line officer to never have been in command of a ship.  She the most famous computer nerd ever.  She "coined' the term "Computer bug".  For example:  The computer software has a bug in it.  (meaning it doesn't work correctly).

Comment by Dina Gay--Corpsman Mom on December 1, 2012 at 9:40am

is there a coin for Ship 3 USS Hopper?


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