San Francisco Police Department Challenge Coin SFPD

San Francisco Police Department Challenge Coin SFPD
$14.00
SKU: Coin-SFPD

San Francisco Police Department Challenge Coin SFPD

 

1st ever made San Francisco Police Department Challenge Coin

 

This excellent minted coin has great detail, double twisted diamond cut edge, enameled colors, epoxy finish, and is made from fine bronze. The Star is silver coated, this was an added feature to bring out the dynamics of this coin. The patch inscription is proudly displayed and translated from its Latin form. This (Copyrighted) coin is a little larger than a .50 cent piece. The displayed picture is nice, but when you see the coin, you will understand why thousands have been sold already.

 


What is a challenge coin?


Challenge coins were originally used by Special Forces to recognize soldiers for outstanding acts, team training, unit identification, to boost esprit de corps, and to build camaraderie. Today, all military and many law enforcement units have challenge coins. Traditionally, "coining" was executed to see if fellow soldiers were carrying their unit's coin. In the Viet Nam era this tradition was modified slightly so that the loser of the challenge (Not carrying a coin) was obligated to buy a round of drinks. Today Challenge Coins are handsomely presented in display cases for everyone’s enjoyment. Many people trade these coins at training and collect other department coins.

Price: $14.00