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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2014_0004_19]

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, United States Military Community Pirmasens

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, United States Military Community Pirmasens ("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 ist das Wappen der Stadt Pirmasens abgebildet. Darum ein Schriftzug: UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY COMMUNITY PIRMASENS.
Rückseite: In der Mitte der Münze sind die Umriße Deutschlands vor dem Mauerfall 1989 zu sehen. Darum ein Schriftzug: COMMANDER’S COIN OF EXCELLENCE IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE.
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 3,9 cm

Relation to persons or bodies ...

[Last update: 2017/04/29]

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