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Challenge Coin Etiquette

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The ''Official'' Challenge Coin Rules and Etiquette

The challenge coin tradition has been around for centuries. For many military service members and veterans, police and law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS first responders, challenge coins are more than just a piece of metal. has been proud to create amazing custom Challenge Coins as they are a symbol of pride and camaraderie, representing the strong bonds that are formed between service members, which last long after their time in uniform has ended.

The Military, Police officers, Firefighters, EMS, and other First Responders are often issued challenge coins as a sign of appreciation for their service as well as a symbol of membership and these custom coins come with their own set of rules and etiquette that should be followed when presenting or receiving a challenge coin.

Here's what you need to know about some challenge coin rules and etiquette so that you can use your coin in the most respectful way possible. Thanks for serving!

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Guideline to Challenge Coin Etiquette

1. Always carry your challenge coin with you.

2. When someone offers you their challenge coin, always offer to reciprocate the gesture.

3. When presenting a challenge coin, it should be done with respect and honor. The recipient should also be deserving of the honor.

4. Never trade or sell your challenge coin.

5. When challenged, recite the coin's history and meaning.

6. Always display your challenge coin with pride.

7. Respect the rules and traditions of other challenge coin holders.

8. Never dishonor a challenge coin or its owner.

9. Be prepared to defend your challenge coin with honor.

10. If you are gifted a challenge coin, it should be displayed prominently in a place of honor. Challenge coins are not meant to be hidden away and forgotten about.

11. Most importantly, enjoy your challenge coins and be proud to show them off!

The Wrap-Up

Challenge coins are a time-honored tradition in the military, police, firefighters, ems, and first responder communities. They are a way to show appreciation for a job well done or to recognize someone for their service.

At RespondersPro, we believe in honoring those who serve our country and communities, so we want to provide you with a guide of rules and etiquette for handing out challenge coins.

If you have any questions about challenge coins, how to create unique designs or how to use them, please get in touch with us. We would be happy to help! Thanks for reading and thanks for your service!

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