Material: Brass with Enamel
Size: 1 3/4″ diameter
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 when he was enlisted, and years later after attending TBS, The Basic School.
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.
f you, or someone you know, is numbered among those who have served in US Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM), this is your coin. This colorful and memorable challenge coin is made to be carried by the few and the proud – the US Marines have challenged and defeated history’s most ruthless regimes.
US Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) serves as the U.S. Marine Corps component of U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) and is headquartered at Naval Base Norfolk, VA. The MARFORCOM commander serves as the principal advisor to the commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) on Marine Corps matters. The battle arm of MARFORCOM is II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), 45,000 Marines from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
In MARFORCOMs support of USJFCOM global objectives, these tough and tenacious warriors have engaged America’s enemies with gritty determination, fighting for victory with resounding bravery and unequaled skill. Respected for their commitment to defending freedom, their service and sacrifice inspires all Americans.
This coin salutes all MARFORCOM warriors for their exceptional courage and fidelity to duty in defense of freedom around the world.
The obverse features the US Marine Corps Forces Command emblem. The reverse features a rendering of the Marine Corps globe-and-anchor symbol.
Minted in a hard-wearing alloy and imbued with full-color enamel, this coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that hails the courage and skill demonstrated by all Marine Corps personnel who have served as part of MARFORCOM.
This collector’s coin is perfect for your Marine or their family members.
One of my favorite challenge coins was passed around and prayed over before giving it to me. Imagine that. Everyone there held it in their hand and said a prayer for me. You know I still have that one.
This one is as great quality as any I have received. If you are dissatisfied with it in ANY way, return it to us in new, resellable condition for a merchandise refund. (By the way, this is our policy on EVERYTHING we offer.)