Medal: US Challenge Coins
Medal: US Challenge Coins

Most of these coins are truly exquisite. Many come in full color, like the examples in our picture. These are modern medals produced for any of a host of people, events, and places to capture and commemorate military service.

One of the biggest producers of challenge coins and related medallic art is the Northwest Territorial Mint in Auburn, Washington, USA.

Carol's coin is clearly from the NWT Mint, and it also contains one troy ounce of gold. As such, it is a very valuable piece.

Here is how values run for these coins. However, it must be noted that most of the value in these coins is due to sentimental reasons, and that value is not quantified here. These values are the cold and dry result of precious metal content, artistic endeavor, and manufacturing cost (how boring!).

COINS WITH PRECIOUS METAL - The value is a few US dollars more than the value of the silver or gold. At the moment, gold is trading at $1656 US dollars per troy ounce, so Carol's coin is worth about $1690 or so. Silver is at $30 per troy ounce. Look up the current value at because it changes constantly.

COINS WITH NO PRECIOUS METAL - Copper, brass, steel, pewter, and similar metals do not add value. These coins sell retail for $5 to $25.

If you have coins like this to sell to a dealer, figure he or she will offer about one-half the retail price, more if precious metal is involved. Such wholesale to retail mark-ups are necessary to keep the dealership in business.

Coin: 13430 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Carol Daniels, Sat, 29-Dec-2012 06:36:56 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 06-Nov-2013 00:40:07 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 15-Dec-2014 15:58:11 GMT
Requester description: ONE SIDE ~~ Eagle with US Army banner. words: loyalty duty respect service honor integrity courage ONE SIDE ~~ gold w/green circle or trim ~ 4 bars ~ black onyx ~ US Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 EDGE OF COIN ~~ N W T M I N T
Tags: medal challenge medallion medals medalion badge medallic medaille medallions one eagle army banner flag loyalty duty respect service honor integrity courage gold circle 4 bars line black onyx chief warrant officer ones eaglets egals egal eagles eagel colours blanket flags colors banners bannered au goldish golden goldenen circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed lined lines lining bar paint enamel


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