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A challenge coin has been part of military history since the time of the Roman Army. Traditionally they have been awarded to soldiers as recognition of their achievements and membership to individual units.
The challenge coin became popularized during World War 1 by American fighter Pilots. It has become tradition to carry the challenge coin of your unit or branch of service while serving in military forces worldwide. The challenge coin has also become extremely popular as an item for trade between soldiers and as collectibles.These coins are 40mm x 5mm and a common style features though the Family.While Pewter in colour they are manufactured from a hard metal that has a antique finish.They all feature on one side a representation of the Defence Forces Badge and on the other a corps or branch motif.The coins are approximately 5mm thick to allow for engraving around the edge of an individual number, rank and name.
Special coins can be designed at a reasonable cost, but a minimum order of 50 will apply.These coins are available at a price of €9.00 each or as a set of 12 for €99.00, plus postage.
ProTac have produced a range of 12 Challenge coins for the different branches of the Irish Defence Forces.
Solid Metal and beautifully cast with high quality relief these are most definitely a collectors item and an item to increase the pride and morale of our Irish Defence Forces.
Each challenge coin can be purchased separately or as a set for a reduced price.