Many of you have seen the challenge coins we have available for sale here at Timpanogos Harley Davidson.
We often are questioned what they are all about.
History of Challenge Coins:
Challenge Coins surfaced during the World War 1 era. The practice of carrying a coin designed specifically for a unit was popular with the Army Special Forces. Carrying a coin at all times and presenting it when “challenged” to prove affilitation with that unit resulted in a number of consequences for those who could not produce a coin; the most popular required the coinless soldier to buy everyone a round of drinks. That practice continues to be popular today.