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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2014_0004_18]

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, 21st Theater Army Area Command

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, 21st Theater Army Area Command (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 abgebildet, eines davon ist das der 21st TAACOM. Darum ein Schriftzug: 21st THEATER ARMY AREA COMMAND; FIRST IN SUPPORT
Rückseite: In der Mitte der Münze ist eine rote Flagge mit einem weißen Stern abgebildet, symbolisch für einen Ein-Sterne-General. Darum ein Schriftzug: PRESENTED FOR EXCELLENCE BY THE DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL
Es handelt sich um die Challenging Coin des stellvertretenden Kommandeurs der 21st TAACOM.
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

Metall, geprägt.

Measurements ...

D 4 cm

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[Last update: 2017/04/29]

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