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.

 

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2021 FOP44 Challenge Coin (Saint Michael)

2021 FOP44 Saint Micheal Coin. High 3D Graphic Design, 1.5" Gold Plated, Limited Edition of 100 coins.  Coin Sales go to fund the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police Corrections Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 Non Profit, supporting Correctional Officers hurt or killed in the line of duty.

 

$10.00

 

$12.00

 

2020 FOP HANDCUFF CHALLENGE COIN

2020 FOP44 AZ FOP Handcuff Coin. Limited Edition Coin. This coin is also a bottle opener!  Sales go to fund the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police Corrections Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 Non Profit, supporting Arizona Correctional Officers hurt or killed in the line of duty.

 

$3.00

 

2020 FOPCF Clay Poker Chip

2020 FOPCF Clay Poker Chip. Limited Edition Chip Sales go to fund the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police Corrections Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 Non Profit, supporting Correctional Officers hurt or killed in the line of duty. Great for trading, Great for poker games.

2020 FOP44 CHALLENGE COIN 40TH ANNIVERSARY COIN.

The 40th Anniversary Challenge Coin is our most ambitious coin ever commissioned by the Lodge.   This Limited Edition Coin shows the curved Arizona Department of Corrections badge on the front and the world-famous FOP star on the back, stating that the FOP has had the back of the employees of Arizona Department of Corrections for the last 40 years!

 

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2019 FOP44 Challenge Coin (VEST)

2019 FOP44 AZ FOP Vest Coin. Limited Edition Coin Sales go to fund the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police Corrections Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 Non Profit, supporting Correctional Officers hurt or killed in the line of duty.   ONLY TWO LEFT!

$10.00

2015 National FOP Coin

Proceeds goto the National Law Enforcement Memorial.

Made in the USA.

$10.00

FOP44 Challenge Coin (Member Coin)

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

$10.00

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