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The Women Airforce Service Pilots Bronze Medal

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Bronze duplicate of Congressional Gold Medal

Public Law:  111-40

Designer:  Joel Iskowitz
Engraver:  Phebe Hemphill
Description:  The obverse, designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, depicts the portrait of a WASP with three pilots in the foreground in flight uniforms walking toward their aircraft. An airborne AT-6 is featured in the background breaking through the inner rim of the medal. Inscriptions include WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS and 1942–1944.

Designer:  Don Everhart
Engraver:  Don Everhart
Description:  The reverse features the three aircraft that are symbolic of the ones flown by the WASP trainers, fighters, and bombers during WWII; the AT-6, indicated by the number 264; the B-26 (Martin Marauder), indicated by the number 967; and the P-51. The WASP wings are depicted at the base of the design. The inscriptions are THE FIRST WOMEN IN HISTORY TO FLY AMERICAN MILITARY AIRCRAFTACT OF CONGRESSand 2009.

Image/Text:  U.S.Mint

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

Coins for Anything

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I did a post on Challenge Coins a ways back and received a comment asking where one could have these kinds of coins made.  While searching the inter-web I came across a company that can do just that, Coins for Anything Inc. is your go to place to get that special coin made for any occasion.  They strive for complete customer satisfaction, and will do a digital image of your coin for free.  I hope to have a few coins of my own made one of these days, after all this is The|Coinologist.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 30, 2010 at 8:08 am

Challenge Coins

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The more I research coins, the more I find out unique and interesting stories.  The Challenge Coin is a coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem, usually military,  and carried by the organization’s members. They are given to prove membership when challenged, thus helping to create unity.  The origins of the coin are what stories are made of.   My friends at Challenge Coins have a great website dedicated to their passion of these coins.

Photo: Challenge Coins

Written by Robert L. Wilson

December 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

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