Challenge Coin Check Rules for Military Veterans

Challenge Coin Check Rules for Military Veterans

Challenge coins carry great sentimental value and are symbols of pride representing one’s service to our country. Each piece is of the highest quality & excellence, symbolic of our U.S. Veterans, active, & reserve military.

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.) 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. 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.

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Having my coin has given me the opportunity to acknowledge excellence, acknowledge service of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and the Coast Guard. It gives me an opportunity to honor those that fought in the great wars that protected our freedom and citizens; and those folks that exemplify service and sacrifice in their day to day activities. It has allowed me to start conversations that I otherwise never would have had and make connections I would have otherwise missed.

Bob Anderson, PhD, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)

Oct 19th 2021

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