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"dc-r" docu center ramstein Dreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2014_0004_22]

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, 377th Security Police Group

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, 377th Security Police Group ("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 in einem Kranz aus Kettengliedern ein Soldat hinter einer großen Pfeilspitze abgebildet. Darum ein Schriftzug: 1988 377th SECURITY POLICE GROUP; PROVEN IN COMBAT; 377th SECURITY POLICE SQUADRON.
Rückseite: In der Mitte der Münze in einem sechszackigen Stern das Wappen des Kreises Kaiserslautern zu sehen. Darum ein Schriftzug: 1988 377th SECURITY POLICE GROUP; IQWT; 569th U.S. FORCES POLICE SQUADRON.
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

[Last update: 2017/04/29]

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