Exonumia: Challenge Coins Get a Hat-Tip in the Press

September 22, 2016 in Collecting, Education, Exunumia, Fun, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Coin Update (Coin Update News)


An article in today’s Washington Post calls attention to the collecting specialty of “challenge coins,” particularly CIA challenge coins. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, challenge coins are medallions that are imprinted with an organization’s insignia and distributed to its members. Katherine Jaeger (now Katherine de Silva), in A Guide Book of U.S. Tokens and Medals, explains:

“Anyone looking on the Internet for a definition of the challenge coin will encounter a widely duplicated posting entitled, ‘The History of the Challenge Coin.’ As the story goes, during World War I a wealthy Army Air… Full article at the source>

Source: (Coin Update News)

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