Horses of the Mounted Patrol Challenge Coin Set

$75.00

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Description

This limited-edition challenge coin set features all of the IMPD Mounted Patrol horses. This is a mixed-material coin similar in size, weight, and feel to a poker chip. All proceeds benefit the Unit and all coins come as a set.

Challenge Coins date to the Roman Empire where soldiers were recognized for their achievements with coins. In more modern US history, challenge coins were popular in WWI and WWII as a means of identification by unit and experience.

Later, a tradition of “challenging” other members of a unit arose to show their membership as part of the unit. A member would issue a challenge where everyone was required to show their coins. Challenge coins also have some history as gifts between nations and service members as a morale boost or memento.

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