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OCTOBER CHALLENGE COIN OF THE MONTH
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division Command

challenge-coin-OCT20-fThe coin being highlighted this month honors the work and skill of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command and features impeccable engraving work, great use of color, and attention to detail. Unit coins and custom military of challenge coins are reflective of a particular time or group and serve to honor the service of those who work tirelessly to maintain the safety of our country. At Unit Coins, we respect and value the rich tradition of challenge coins, and with every coin we make, we desire to create and capture something timeless, a memorial of the selfless work of those in the armed forces. With over ten years of design experience, we have what it takes to create a coin that is both breathtaking and long-lasting. Interested in designing your custom coin? Contact us and we can work together to shape your ideas into reality. This month’s coin in particular encapsulates the spirit of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division Command, a crime division of the US Army that has maintained peace and order within the US Army for years.

 

Design Specs 

Either side of this month’s coin showcase the different aesthetics we have to offer at unit coins. One side is very colorful and bold, while the other side is a testament to our detailing work and engraving abilities. On one side of the coin is a bold blue border that encircles the outside of the coin, with the words “United States Army” inscribed on the top. Meanwhile on the bottom, the phrase “Criminal Investigation Command” is inscribed. The center of the coin features a pure white background, with the CID crest in the dead center. The CID crest is symbolic of the strength and ability of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, with grid lines that represent the latitude and longitude lines of the globe, referring to the worldwide scope and activities of this division. The grid is also designed to mimic a spider’s web, complete with eight sides to represent the original eight geographical command regions. Finally, the crest features a gold star set behind the grid design, with each of its points symbolic of the far-reaching group. Encircling the crest is a series of gold stars, representative of achievement, with the word “integrity” embossed beneath the crest.

However, the entire gold design present on the other side of the coin’s face is particularly striking when contrasted against the strategic use of the patriotic colors red, white, and blue. This side features a gold border, with the phrase “stay with the professionals” inscribed across the top, and “do what has to be done” across the bottom. In the center of the coin is an incredibly detailed CID agent badge against a textured gold background. The coin’s overall design encapsulates the division’s rich history and scope by expertly utilizing color and detailing work. 

 

About the Unit & Brief History

Our coin of the month commemorates the work of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division Command (USACIDC) investigates both serious violations and felony crimes involving military law as well as the United States Code within the US Army. The CID also investigates allegations rather than charge individuals with crimes and turns over any official findings to the appropriate command and legal authority. Originally organized in 1971 in Quantico Virginia, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division Command was designed to investigate services to all levels of the Army as a US Army Command. Now they utilize modern, cutting edge investigative techniques to monitor criminal activity around the world wherever the US Army is positioned. Within the United States Army, the CID has jurisdiction in regard to the investigation of all serious felony-level crimes, the exceptions being particular national security crimes such as espionage.  

 

Chose Unit Coins 

When searching for a challenge coin to honor a particular group, you want to be assured of the coin’s quality and craftsmanship. At Unit Coins, we value impeccable design work and craft each one of our coins to last the test of time. As a veteran-owned business, we also understand the emotional and symbolic weight of custom military and challenge coins, and how they foster a sense of comradery among fellow servicemen and women. When words aren’t enough to convey a sense of gratitude, custom military, or challenge coins are a way to respect a particular group or division for a job done right. Have additional questions? Call or email us today to begin designing your custom military coin.

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- 1stSGT, US Army

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- SFC Retired, US Army

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THANKS again for your work with these, I really appreciate it.

- MAJ, US Army

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- Fire Investigator

Ms. Heather,
I want to inform you that I received the coins 100ea today. In behalf of our enlisted association I want to extend our appreciation for a wonderful job by your company.

- CPO, US Navy

Hi Heather, Thank you for the coins, We really like them, ya’ll did a great job, We are out of here in 28 more days.

- 1stSGT, US Army

Ms. Cassidy,
The coins came in today. Everything looks great.

- CPT, US Army

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