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Military Commemorative Challenge Coins

Honor Important Military History with Commemorative Challenge Coins


Military challenge coins are often granted from commanding officers to their soldiers for things they’ve accomplished. Either great feats in the line of duty or certain career milestones or even joining their special unit can all earn a soldier a challenge coin. But events of the present aren’t the only reasons behind the creation of these custom coins. Challenge coins can also be designed in order to commemorate something from the past. 

Commemorative coins have been sought by coin collectors for years. Generally, these coins are minted in small quantities to increase their value and feature scenes and images of whatever they’re commemorating. For example, the National Park Service Centennial Commemorative Coins feature images of Native Americans, the National Parks Service logo, the likenesses of Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir, and scenes from Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks. These coins were created in 2016 to mark the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the National Parks Department. 

Within U.S. military history, there are multiple people, battles, and events worth commemorating. If there’s a military anniversary or other event coming up that you want to immortalize, custom military challenge coins are the perfect option to accomplish those goals. 

Signature Coins has spent the last 15+ years providing custom challenge coins to every branch of the U.S. Military. Our respect and reverence for the men and women in uniform serving our country, as well as for the history of the armed forces, shines through in the care and attention to detail we lavish onto each of the coins we create. Place your order for military commemorative challenge coins with us and experience our world-class customer service today!

Presidential Commemorative Challenge Coins


The office of the presidency of America is not actually as old as the country itself. While America was founded in 1776, the office of the president wasn’t established until 1787. Since then, however, the president has been known as the commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces. Not an inscripted soldier, but a civilian with the highest title, the president doesn’t need to charge into battle, but he or she does have the authority to command U.S. troops as they see fit. 

Presidents throughout history have exercised their role as commander-in-chief differently. And while each U.S. president is deserving of being commemorated on challenge coins, the presidents serving during wartime most often execute their commander-in-chief duties. Some of the presidents who were sitting during wars include:

  • James Madison-- President during the War of 1812
  • Abraham Lincoln-- President during the Civil War
  • William McKinley-- President during the Spanish-American War
  • Woodrow Wilson-- President during WWI
  • Franklin Roosevelt-- President during WWII
  • Harry S. Truman-- President during WWII
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower-- President during The Korean War and The Vietnam War
  • John F. Kennedy-- President during The Vietnam War
  • Richard Nixon-- President during The Vietnam War
  • George W. Bush-- President during the Iraq War

If you want to create custom challenge coins commemorating a meaningful commander-in-chief, these are just some of the options available to you. 

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Commemorating Specific Military Events

It’s not for nothing that America has the strongest military. There’s a long history of military action to consider with the U.S. Military commemorative challenge coins are used to honor important dates in the military’s history. Everything from the birthdays of branches of the military to meaningful battles can be immortalized on your custom challenge coins. 

Some of the most meaningful and impressive battles in U.S. military history include:

  • D-Day Invasion-- June 6, 1944 marked the turning point in WWII with American and allied troops securing miles of the coastline of German-occupied Normandy.
  • Battle of Gettysburg-- July 1863 saw General Robert E. Lee attempting to push further north. While Gettysburg wasn’t the final battle of the Civil War, it was a crucial turning point in the conflict. 
  • Battle of Inchon-- September 15, 1950 began the process of recapturing the South Korean capital, Seoul, from North Korean troops during the Korean War. A major amphibian offensive launched by Gen. Douglas MacArthur led to a great victory for the United Nations. 
  • Battle of Iwo Jima-- 19 February – 26 March 1945 marked one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles during The Pacific War of WWII, and culminated with American control of Iwo Jima island. 
  • Operation Desert Storm-- February 23, 1991 marked the day the ground attack against Saddam Hussein’s forces invading Kuwait commenced. The battle phases included classic battle strategy and major victories for United Nations troops. 

These are just some of the major battles and victories by American troops that can be included on military commemorative challenge coins.  

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Commemorate the Sacrifice of POW/MIA Troops


For many years, the American policy surrounding prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) troops was to not talk about the issue. While the government certainly worked to ascertain the truth about these soldiers and to get them back home if they were still alive, or to get their bodies and personal effects returned home if they weren’t, they did not encourage the families of these troops to talk about their struggle. As such, knowledge about the number of POW/MIA soldiers remained private and tightly controlled. 

With the formation of groups like the National League of ​POW/MIA Families, the days of secrecy surrounding these soldiers is coming to an end. Today, we know that 1,596 Americans are now listed by the Department of Defense as missing and unaccounted-for from the Vietnam War. And that doesn’t include the numbers from other wars. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency works hard to gather information on all unaccounted for American troops. 

If someone close to you is listed as a POW/MIA, you can honor them and their service with military challenge coins. With the abundance of customization options available through Signature Coins, your POW/MIA troop’s likeness, as well as important dates can be included on your coin with ease. 

Commemorative Challenge Coins with Signature Coins


In business since 2000, Signature Coins is no fly-by-night operation. We’ve spent our time streamlining our order and design process and delivering top-tier customer service to our military and U.S. government clients. 

When you partner with Signature Coins for your military commemorative challenge coins, you’ll receive access to these special freebies:

  • Free Artwork & Design
  • Free Unlimited Revisions
  • Free Mold & Setup
  • Free UPS Priority Air Shipping
  • Free 100% Quality Guarantee

Give us a call or fill out one of the quote request forms on this page and we’ll get started creating your custom challenge coins immediately. 



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