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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2014_0004_21]

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, 272nd Military Police Company, Fighting Deuce

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, 272nd Military Police Company, Fighting Deuce ("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 ein Zug, ein Soldat und ein HUMV, also "die kämpfende Zweite", abgebildet. Darum ein Schriftzug: 272ND MILITARY POLICE COMPANY "FIGHTING DEUCE".
Rückseite: In der Mitte der Münze sind die Umriße des wiedervereinigten Deutschlands mit einer Spielkarte zu sehen, um die Kontur gruppieren sich die Symbole von Ordnance (Nachschub), Transportation, NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical), Military Police, Medical und Signal (Fernmeldewesen). Darum ein Schriftzug:
OF THE TROOPS FOR THE TROOPS
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 4,1 cm

[Last update: 2017/04/29]

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