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Hi All


I am looking for NYPD challenge coins for my collection, but it seems like noone have ever heard of them. I have seen a generic coin on eBay, but I don't think it's official issued. Any help will be appreciated......??


Ret. John Erfort


 Danish National Police.

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Hi All


I am looking for NYPD challenge coins for my collection, but it seems like noone have ever heard of them. I have seen a generic coin on eBay, but I don't think it's official issued. Any help will be appreciated......??


Ret. John Erfort


 Danish National Police.




 





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would someone please inform me what "CHALLENGE COINS" are? where did they come from and when? I carry a shield, if i didnt carry a shield i would not wish to be identified then and would certainly not want to have anything else on me identifying me as a police officer. Unless that is not what they were designed for? some one please let an old fart know what's up. 

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would someone please inform me what "CHALLENGE COINS" are? where did they come from and when? I carry a shield, if i didnt carry a shield i would not wish to be identified then and would certainly not want to have anything else on me identifying me as a police officer. Unless that is not what they were designed for? some one please let an old fart know what's up. 



I sent you a PM with my input from the legend as I've heard it.........

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would someone please inform me what "CHALLENGE COINS" are? where did they come from and when? I carry a shield, if i didnt carry a shield i would not wish to be identified then and would certainly not want to have anything else on me identifying me as a police officer. Unless that is not what they were designed for? some one please let an old fart know what's up. 



             Mike you got me as well brother I had too look it up on Goggle????????????? 


 


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Take a look at my albums in my profile for a ton of pictures of challenge coins!!  PS I'll trade patches for coins!

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Challenge coins were started in the military I believe.  The idea was each unit would have their own.  You carry the coin.  If at a bar with other members of the unit. A challenge is made.  The person who does not have the coin on his person has to buy the drinks for those who do.   A lot of Police Departments started having challenge coins made up a keep sakes or collector items, but they were also used in the same way with the Police.   Or that is what I have been told anyway.

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Challenge coins were started in the military I believe.  The idea was each unit would have their own.  You carry the coin.  If at a bar with other members of the unit. A challenge is made.  The person who does not have the coin on his person has to buy the drinks for those who do.   A lot of Police Departments started having challenge coins made up a keep sakes or collector items, but they were also used in the same way with the Police.   Or that is what I have been told anyway.



Makes sence to me John, Thats why you had the stripes.......

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Wiseass;  You are totally correct about the coin. I have only had one time that drink routine was pulled at McGuire A.F.B. while visiting my Son. Much to the surprise of several "Youts" , this Old Man also got a free drink. Always carry my coin because you never know when you could get a free drink. Top Shelf Jamison's is much better when free !


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The legend goes (as I've heard it), that a well off Second Lt. in the Air Corps of WW I gave each of his troops a commemorative coin which they wore in a leather pouch around their neck. One of the pilots was shot down in Europe without any specific ID and held by  civilians as a spy. Someone noticed the coin around his neck, was ID'd by the coin, and he was safe and sent back home to England. The Green Berets are known to have started this again during 'Nam by exchanging coins to each other.


The idea is once you are "coined" by a group - you can be challenged in the future.


If someone slaps down their coin on the table, you are obligated to slap down the same coin that was given to you by that group.


For example, someone from NYPD has given you a coin. In the future someone slaps the coin down in front of you at a gathering. If you fail to slap down your coin - you owe a round of drinks. If you do slap it down, the challenger buys.


Hard to do unless you're going to a specific event - I have 60+ coins and can't carrry them all! I've designed 3 for my agency and keep one in my wallet. Don't leave home without it!


Cheers, Lee  





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NYPD Challenge coins


Here is a list of coins I have seen


Avation Unit


ESU Truck One (several)


NYPD/USMC assosciation


Hostage Negotiation team (pictured in previous post)


Firearms and Tactics Unit


I'm sure there are many more out there


 

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I don't have one nor have I seen one. Ralph where can we find them? Mike maybe they never made it across the river?

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Be honest Chuck maybe at EBAY.COM for sure!!


 


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Huntzman Enterprises is the official maker of nypd coins. google them


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On the official Pres Bill Clinton's portrait the back ground on his desk has 50 challenge coins in a walnut holder. You can see then on the right behind the President. (Google it) I collect challenge coins and I have DEA and FBI and many others. My friend Ex POW has a custom coin made with time at the Hanoi Hilton and number of missions which ends with 1/2 since the last was not completed. Cool stuff supposedly started by the Army Air Corp in WWI.


There are two sizes 1 1/2" and 1 3/4". Some are plain some have colors baked on.


 

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The Brit's also have their own version that I was exposed to when I was across the pond...I hooked up with the "flying squad", an elite unit of investigators that handle certain types of crimes..they have/had what they called the "winkle club"...which was they give you a small snail shell  instead of a coin. Other than that (which was a little strange) all the same rules apply that coins have...and those boys can drink!!!

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There are other NYPD units that have coins. The hard part is finding out which unts have them and who in that unit is selling them.


Firearms & Tactics Section has had 3 types 1 has instructor logo, another has crossed rifle for Security details and another made for USS N.Y (only 750 made)


Intel Has had a couple 1 with there logo, another for the Pop visit and another for United Nations General assemblely


OCCB two versions


Bomb Squad


9th Pct


ESU Haz-Mat team


ESU Trucks 1,2,3,4 and a few others


Highway


If any one is looking to trade I can get the FTS instructor ones. Let me know


 

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I posted am Album of the NYPD coins I have look in Photos- patchs , badges  & collectables or go to my profile.

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 i have some nypd and a papd coin for sale on my website that i am selling www.gifts4kings.com 


 

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GO ON- GET OUT OF HERE YOU CHEESEY PEDDLER, ONE POST AN YOUR SELLING STUFF?? GET BEFORE I -----

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Mike he´s got a pair of gonads, why doesn´t policelink crack down on these sites?


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kinda reminds me of walking a post in the ole days, chasin peddlers, lol...

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I know this is an old post by you can try calling truck one, I know they have them. I realize your out of country but dont have an email for them. 212 477 7420, or truck two since someone said they have them at 212 678 1371.


 


 


dkcop says ...



Hi All


I am looking for NYPD challenge coins for my collection, but it seems like noone have ever heard of them. I have seen a generic coin on eBay, but I don't think it's official issued. Any help will be appreciated......??


Ret. John Erfort


 Danish National Police.


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Always hated those PD FD ones,, battle of the badges and such,,,,,,,


 


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 I see the Air Unit has a coin, any idea where I can get one? Thanks!

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Mike post 55 we're fucked half a sector cold as shit.  no one cares sector Sgt. Happy!


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Bury, if you mean the Aviation UNit you can try calling them at 718 692 1220


 


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 I see the Air Unit has a coin, any idea where I can get one? Thanks!


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 Thanks!

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I understand the Auto Crime Unit has a new coin, anybody have any leads on where to get one?!  thanks!

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