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"dc-r" docu center ramsteinDreidimensionale Objekte [DCR2014_0004_15]

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, USAMMCE, Say it with pride (dc-r docu center ramstein CC BY-NC-SA)

Gedenkmünze, Challenging Coin, USAMMCE, Say it with pride

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Vorderseite: In der Mitte der Münze ist ein Verbandsabzeichen abgebildet, es zeigt links die amerikanische Flagge und rechts den Aeskulapstab. Darum ein Schriftzug: MAKE MOVE MANAGE MAINTAIN; auf einem Banner unter dem Verbandsabzeichen: TO CONSERVE FIGHTING STRENGTH
Rückseite: In der Mitte der Münze ist ein Verbandszeichen abgebildet. Darum ein Schriftzug: USAMMCE; SAY IT WITH PRIDE
Bei USAMMCE handelt es sich um das US Army Medical Material Center Europe, das bis heute in Pirmasens sitzt.
History of Challenge Coins:
Challenge Coins surfaced during the World War II era. The practice of carrying a coin designed specifically for a unit was popular with the Army Special Forces. Carrying the coin at all times and presenting it when ’challenged’ to prove affiliation with that unit resultated in a number of consequneces for those who could not produce a coin - the most popular required the coinless soldier to buy a round of drinks. That practice continues to be popular today." (Quelle: Symbol Arts; www.symbolarts.com)

Material / Technique ...

Metall, geprägt.

Measurements ...

D 4 cm

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[Last update 29.04.2017]