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Offline Thaddeus

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Appleseed Challenge Coins - now for sale!
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:30:51 AM »
 ^:)^ The Appleseed Challenge Coins have arrived and are now on our store website at http://store.rwvaappleseed.com/page11.html!


Just $10 each - order one now and don't be caught in a 'Challenge' at your favorite beverage establishment or anywhere else.




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Re: Appleseed Challenge Coins - now for sale!
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 10:20:37 AM »

Are these in fact made of the precious metal or are they just silver in color?
The store description could be easily interpreted either way.
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Re: Appleseed Challenge Coins - now for sale!
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 03:51:09 PM »
They are not actually made of silver or the price would be 25-50× what they are listed at. They are silver in color.
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Re: Appleseed Challenge Coins - now for sale!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 01:29:55 AM »
They are not actually made of silver or the price would be 25-50× what they are listed at. They are silver in color.

I have a couple 99.999% silver challenge coins.  They were around $30-$35 each to produce depending on the run and the cost of silver.
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Re: Appleseed Challenge Coins - now for sale!
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 10:11:26 PM »
They are not actually made of silver or the price would be 25-50× what they are listed at. They are silver in color.

I'm a little confused about the challenge coin. The first time I read something about it I thought there were some AQT scores like higher than 245 with optics and higher than 235 with iron sights. But as I've browsed around it looks like people are giving them away for all sorts of other things.

Just want some clarity and consistency to how they are used. Is there something written down with this in mind?

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Re: Appleseed Challenge Coins - now for sale!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 10:23:42 AM »
The Appleseed challenge coin is a novelty item. Anybody can purchase them. You can use them as a conversation starter, advertisement, or give one as a special gift.

The "challenge coin" originated way back in WW1. When the air corps was first started there weren't trained airmen. The pilots came from the private sector. One pilot who became his squadron leader had tokens made for his guys. The guys wore their tokens on a chain around their neck. One of the pilots was shot down behind enemy lines and was captured. The Germans were taking him to a prisoner camp but it was too far to march  in one day so they stopped in a village for the night. They stripped him down to his shorts thinking he wouldn't escape. However, they left the token that he was wearing around his neck. Well, he did escape and while he was getting out of the village he took some clothes that was hanging out to dry. He made his way back to the front lines but once he got there he was captured by the French who mistook him for the enemy because of his clothes. They choose to execute him on the spot and as they went to shoot him one of the soldiers recognized the token he was wearing and they did not shoot him. When this story got back to the squadron it was decided that everyone should have that token with them at all times. So when they went to the pub for a drink, someone would pull out their token and put it on the bar. If the other person did not have his token then he had to buy a round of drinks. If he did have his token then the challenger had to buy the round of drinks. That's the challenge coin story.

Here in Fredericksburg, I gave out a challenge coin to anyone who made rifleman. About---60 in 7 years. It was personal, something I enjoyed doing.

There has been talk about a special patch for the scores that you mentioned. Still in the works I think.

Hope this clears things up for you, regards, Two Wolves    :cool2:
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Re: Appleseed Challenge Coins - now for sale!
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 02:57:57 PM »
Thanks for the explanation, Two Wolves. I had attempted to research challenge coins previously, but only found muddle.

Keep up the good work.

BTW: The coins look sharp.
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Re: Appleseed Challenge Coins - now for sale!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 07:16:38 PM »
Thank you! That's some great piece of history!
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