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Project by feldjager posted 01-11-2017 05:10 AM 378 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used to keep my challenge coins in a bag. Then I made this to display them. It was quick and easy.

-- Feldjager





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RichTaylor

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#1 posted 01-11-2017 05:50 AM

That’s really great work. Please share more about challenge coins and what those mean to you.

-- Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience — George Carlin

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feldjager

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#2 posted 01-11-2017 08:17 AM

A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion (usually military), bearing an organization’s 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.

They were given to military members by their chain of command or others for recognition of a job well done. You were supposed to carry it with you. If someone coined you and you didn’t have it or couldn’t top the coin they had you had to buy a round of beer.

What they mean to me? A job well done. Some where given to me by for being the best MP of the month. For reenlisting, for not being afraid to stand my ground and do my job no matter what the rank of the person was that I was dealing with. The are reminders of all the goodntime I had while in the Army.

-- Feldjager

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TGal03

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 01:19 PM

This is wonderful! I have all my coins in a bag and have been looking for a nice way to display them. This is the best shelf I’ve seen. What router bit did you use?

-Trena

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#4 posted 01-11-2017 01:34 PM

Good Job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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at anchor in Orlando

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 01:36 PM

some stories say that he challenge coin began when Vietnam era soldiers came from the field, they would often carry a bullet from their weapon, sort of a way to show that I’m bigger and badder than you… That quickly escalated to guys carrying larger and larger ordinance and it got out of hand. The coin replaced it with command and unit insignia.

-- Jack

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feldjager

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#6 posted 01-11-2017 02:16 PM

Learn something new everday thank you

-- Feldjager

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feldjager

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#7 posted 01-11-2017 02:18 PM

Trena I used my table saw at about a 30-40° angle

-- Feldjager

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#8 posted 01-11-2017 02:38 PM

For what it’s worth: http://mentalfloss.com/article/12630/brief-history-challenge-coins

Could be all bunk or all true or combination of both to any degree, but still a nice little read. I have my coins and haven’t built a display yet. Will probably get to it before too long. I don’t have that many, maybe a dozen or so, but some of them mean a lot and some are kind of cool looking.

-- TT

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#9 posted 01-11-2017 07:57 PM

It’s a nice display shelf. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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