Material: MerlinGold Proof-Like
Size: 1 7/8″ diameter x 1/8″ thick
Engravable: Perfect for special awards, verses, tribute to a fallen brother or Marine family member. (We do not engrave).
What is a challenge coin? A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organizations insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they are given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. In addition, they are also collected by service members. In practice, challenge coins are normally presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit.
The CEO of Survivors Edge received his first challenge coin while serving in the United States Marine Corps back in the early 80’s. Now he carries one every day from wife. It’s a “Pride, Commitment, Service” fireman’s coin by Northwest Territorial Mint. Whether in his turnout gear for fires, or station gear for medical calls, it’s in his left front pocket. It reminds him of the love, care and honor his wife has for him, as well as prayers for his safe return. It’s just a coin. It has no magical powers. But give one of these to someone you hold close in your heart, and it will become infinitely much more powerful than a round piece of metal.
Founded in 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps has proudly defended America for more than 200 years, serving as one of the nation’s most elite combat forces.
Driven by a passion for excellence and guided by a courage that knows no bounds, the dedicated warriors of the U.S. Marine Corps have earned a reputation as the “First to Fight,” serving on the front lines of history’s toughest battles.
Forever faithful to their pledge to protect and defend America’s freedom, these fierce fighters have engaged America’s enemies with unmatched intensity and awe-inspiring enthusiasm, risking their lives to preserve the honor of their beloved Corps and country.
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Minted in MerlinGold, a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this coin comes sealed in a protective Lucite capsule and packaged with a detailed header card that vividly desribes the mission and history of the U.S. Marine Corps.