Rules of the Military Challenge Coin

Did you know that many members of our armed forced trade and collect coins? These are not just regular nickels and dimes, but rather custom made medals called Military Challenge Coins. The following are the Rules of the Military Challenge Coin:

  1. A “Coin Check” consists of a challenge and response. A challenge is initiated by either holding your coin in the air or slamming it on a table or floor and yelling “Coin Check!”
  2. The individual(s) challenged must respond by showing their Coin with their own unit’s logo to the challenger within 10 seconds.
  3. Anyone challenged who doesn’t show their Coin must buy a round of drinks for all challenged, including the challenger.
  4. Coin Checks are permitted anywhere and anytime.
  5. If everyone being challenged produces their Coin, the challenger must buy a round of drinks for all challenged.
  6. If you accidentally drop your Coin and it makes an audible sound on impact, then you “accidentally” initiated a Coin Check.
  7. There are no exceptions to the rules. They apply to clothed or un-clothed personnel. One step and an arms reach are allowed.
  8. A Coin is a Coin. They are not belt buckles, key chains or necklaces. Coins worn in a holder around the neck are valid.
Always carry your coin as a reminder of your commitment and connection to something bigger in your daily life. The Rules of the Military Challenge Coin will not be overlooked. Click Here to learn more about the History of the Challenge Coin.
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