Challenge Coins

There’s little doubt that challenge coins are military in origin. While all branches of the armed forces-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard-have some history when it comes to military challenge coins, the legend that is predominantly accepted as the beginning of these coins is based on a lieutenant deployed during World War I.

 

According to legend, challenge coins of solid bronze were created by a rich lieutenant for every member of his squadron as a token of their service together. One pilot placed his coin in a pouch worn around his neck. Later on, the man was captured by the Germans when he was forced to land behind enemy lines due to a damaged aircraft.  During transport to a permanent POW camp, the pilot was able to escape.  When a French patrol passed by, the pilot who had most of his belongings confiscated, offered his military challenge coin as proof that he was an American. It saved his life! Once the pilot returned to his squadron, they each agreed to carry the challenge coins at all times.

 

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 44 started our Challenge Coin Project in 2011 to promote fraternal lodge activities.

 

2016 ARIZONA STATE 100 YEAR FOP Anniversary Coin

Large, heavy coin. Very Limited. I mean very limited, when they are gone, they are gone.  The only way was to get one is through this offer or to purchase the entire set of all 52 coins ($350 and those are sold out!).  We where able to get a few of these for our FOP collectors out there.

Made in the USA.  Limited Edition.

2016 ADC MEMORIAL CHALLENGE COIN

Large, heavy coin. This is the Official Arizona Employee Memorial Challenge Coin. The profits from this coin go to help raise money for the Memorial. FOP Purchased a run of these coins to help support the Memorial.

$12

$12

2015 100 YEAR FOP Anniversary Coin

Die struck solid brass coin with hand satin antique brass finish.

Made in the USA.  Limited Edition.

 

SOLDOUT

2015 National FOP Coin

Proceeds goto the National Law Enforcement Memorial.

Made in the USA.

SOLDOUT

NEW FOP44 Challenge Coin (Member Coin)

2014 FOP44 New Lodge Logo Member Coin., 1.5" Gold Plated.

$10

2014 FOP44 Challenge Coin (Saint Michael)

2014 FOP44 Saint Micheal Coin. High 3D Graphic Design, 1.5" Silver Plated, Limited Edition of 100 coins.

SOLDOUT

2014 FOP44 Challenge Coin (Saint Michael)

2014 FOP44 Saint Micheal Coin. High 3D Graphic Design, 1.5" Gold Plated, Limited Edition of 100 coins.

SOLDOUT

FOP44 Membership Challenge Coin

2013 Designed (rays removed)

 

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FOP44 COTA Coin (COTA)

FOP44 COTA Coin. Celebrating Cadets graduating from the Correctional Officer Training Academy. 1.5" Gold Plated, FOP44 gives these coins to Cadet's that attend our Employee Organization Class at COTA. If you missed the class or want something to remember your time at COTA, get yours today.

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2013 FOP44 Challenge Coin (TSU)

2013 FOP44 celebrating the largest special unit at the Arizona Department of Corrections, the Tactical Support Unit (TSU), 1.5" Gold Plated, Limited Edition, limited to 100 coins. These are selling out faster than out other coins.  VERY LIMITED SUPPLY LEFT

$10

2012 FOP44 Challenge Coin (Centennial)

2012 FOP44 Arizona Centennial Challenge Coin, 1.5" Gold Plated, Limited Edition, limited to 100 coins for the 100 years Arizona has been a State.

SOLDOUT

2011 FOP44 Membership Challenge Coin

FOP44 commissioned the 2011 Challenge Coin as the FOP44 Membership coin.

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