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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2012_0075_14]

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, 21st Theater Army Area Command in Schatulle

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, 21st Theater Army Area Command in Schatulle (dc-r docu center ramstein CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: dc-r docu center ramstein (CC BY-NC-SA)

Description

Vorderseite: In der Mitte der Münze sind zwei Verbandsabzeichen versetzt abgebildet, eines davon ist das der 21st TAACOM. Darum ein Schriftzug: 21st THEATER SUSTAINMENT COMMAND, UNITED STATES ARMY.
Rückseite: Auf der Münze ist unter einem Schriftzug eine wehende amerikanische Flagge abgebildet: PRESENTED IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT
History of Challenge Coins:
Challenge Coins surfaced during the World War II era. The practice of carrying a coin designed specifically for a unit was popular with the Army Special Forces. Carrying the coin at all times and presenting it when ’challenged’ to prove affiliation with that unit resultated in a number of consequneces for those who could not produce a coin - the most popular required the coinless soldier to buy a round of drinks. That practice continues to be popular today." (Quelle: Symbol Arts; www.symbolarts.com)

Material / Technique

Münze: Metall, geprägt, emailliert. Schatulle: Plastik.

Measurements ...

Münze: D: 6 cm; Schatulle: H 9 cm; B 9 cm; T 2,3 cm

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[Last update: 2017/04/29]

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