Since George Washington became the first president of the United States, the American people have looked to the presidency as a source of pride for the nation. Through good times and bad, the president has been the leader of the people. This is why the presidential challenge coin was created to recognize the contributions and legacy of those who have served as president.
Today, organizations of all types have challenge coins that they use for various functions. However, the presidential challenge coin is one of the relative few that belongs to no single organization. Instead, it is made for the American people and those who admire the presidency no matter where they live.
But what is a challenge coin? What is the history of this coin? And where can it be purchased?
What is a Challenge Coin?
Challenge coins date back for thousands of years. The Roman Empire used to issue coins to their soldiers in recognition of certain achievements. Under King Louis XIV of France, the Huguenots created a coin as recognition of their membership to the Protestant Church, so the members could gain entry as it was illegal at the time. This may be where the challenge coin got its name as those trying to enter would be challenged to prove their identity.
In the US, challenge coins were used during the First World War. There is the famous story of a US pilot who was shot down behind enemy lines. He was captured but managed to escape. Upon reaching friendly territory, he was challenged to prove his identity. The only item he had was the challenge coin issued to him by his commander.
Over time, the purpose of the coin expanded from simple identification to rewards for achieving goals, being exchanged with members of another group, or as a source of pride withing the membership. And it’s role expanded to cover the presidency.
The Donald Trump Presidential Challenge Coin
He may be the most controversial president in recent times, but many people still love Donald Trump. This presidential challenge coin was created for those who want to honor Trump as president. No taxpayer dollars were used in the creation of this remarkable coin.
The front side features the face of Trump with Trump Tower and his residence, Mar-a-Lago behind him. The back features a beautiful 3D rendering of the White House, Trump’s home for his term as president. This remarkable coin was made during his presidency, and you can continue to purchase it to show your pride and appreciation of Donald Trump.
Of course, you can order your presidential challenge coin today and have it customized to your liking. Such coins represent a source of pride that the presidency represents. Our presidential challenge coins are made from matte silver and are designed to last for a long time with little in the way of maintenance. Contact us today and find out more about how you can order one of these remarkable coins for you, your family and friends, or your organization.