Challenge Coins UK is veteran-owned and officially licensed by the Ministry of Defence. We can design and manufacture bespoke officers’ coins and Challenge Coins for any military unit or branch of the armed forces.
A brief history of military Challenge Coins
The true origin of Challenge Coins is unclear. Some trace officers’ coins back to Ancient Greece, when warriors would carry a coin to pay for their passage to the underworld. One of the most famous stories is of a British soldier captured in Germany during World War I who used his Challenge Coin to prove his identity to French allies, escaping execution.
Today, Challenge Coins are a symbolic mark of commitment and allegiance and carried with pride across the armed forces. These are some of the branches of the British armed forces we have created officers’ coins for.
The British Army
Our collection of fully bespoke Challenge Coins for the British Army includes many different individual units. Our vast amount of industry knowledge and military experience means we can create accurate, personal, and professional officers’ coins for any purpose or occasion.
In the past we have created coins for the First Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles, the Second Battalion Parachute Regiment, a commanding officers’ coin for the Fourth Regiment Royal Logistics Corp, and more.
The Royal Air Force
At Challenge Coins UK we’ve also produced many coins for the RAF and specific RAF stations like RAF Unsworth, Leeming, and Conningsby, and specific squadrons. These coins are usually emblazoned with the squadron’s crest, relevant Latin mottos, and specific aircrafts.