History of the RAF Collector's Challenge Coins
To commemorate the centenary, in 2018, of the establishment of the RAF, here's a tradition from the oldest of the three services adapted for the youngest. Called Challenge Coins, they originated as a form of entry pass.
In Nelsons navy a sailor boarding ship would be challenged and asked to prove he was a member of the crew. Written documents were inadequate as most ratings were illiterate, so coins were issued bearing the ships name and coat of arms. Today naval Challenge Coins are highly collectable and we think these beautifully enamelled RAF versions will follow suit.
In the meantime theyre a splendid souvenir of a memorable event and a tangible way of showing support for one of our key front-line services.
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