The origin of Challenge Coins

Categories: Coins, Recognition
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Published on: May 22, 2012

EMT customers realize that challenge coins are an important part of their client’s recognition programs. But not everyone is aware of the role challenge coins have played in the rich history of our military, or where the tradition originates.

Like many military traditions, the origin of the challenge coin is a subject of debate. The most commonly repeated origin story stems from World War I, and involves a pilot from the U.S. Army Air Corps. (more…)

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