SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE COIN OF THE MONTH
US Army Corps of Engineers
The coin being highlighted this month is yet another shining example of the craftsmanship we have to offer at Unit Coins. This particular coin commemorates the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and features outstanding detailing work, bold reds, and earthy tones. The team at unit coins believes in creating timeless tokens of invaluable service while maintaining the treasured tradition of earning and exchanging military challenge coins. Our coins are reflective of our superior craftsmanship and can meet any design, whether it be a custom shape or a particular design. They are long-lasting, durable, and a breathtaking token to either display or exchange. We can meet any design specificities you may have, and with years of experience, our work speaks for itself. If you have a custom design in mind, we encourage you to reach out to our design team and we can begin designing your custom coin.
Both sides of this month’s coin boast impressive gold plating, a decorative black border encircling the coin’s face, and expert detailing work, all culminating in a beautifully made coin that honors the work of the US Army Corps of Engineers. On one side of the coin the phrase “Operation Iraqi Freedom” is embossed on the top of the coin’s face, with the title “US Army Corps of Engineers” inscribed on the bottom, and two stars either side of the coin’s black border. The center of the coin features an outline of Iraq, with the phrase “Quality Safety Teamwork” positioned in the upper right. Centered in the outline of Iraq is the red emblem of the Army Corps of Engineers, known as the Corps Castle. Interestingly the origin of this emblem has since become lost to history, due to a fire at West Point in 1838 that destroyed any records of the emblem. Finally, towards the bottom of the coin’s center is the French phrase “Essayons” which translates to “let us try” and is in remembrance of the French Engineers who aided the US Army during the Revolutionary War.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin, the text inscribed around the coin’s outermost border reads “Taji Iraq” on the top with three decorative gold stars and “The best people… The best place” embossed on the bottom. The center of the coin is chock full of impressive detailing work, as evidenced by the beautiful gold castle representative of the US Army Corps of Engineers set against the backdrop of both the American and Iraq flag. The castle features precise linework which also adds to the symbol’s realism, creating depth on the coin’s face. Directly above the two flags is the red and white shoulder sleeve insignia of the USACE. To polish off the design, above the American flag reads in small lettering reads, “Taji Resident Office” and above the Iraq flag reads, “Iraq National Depot.”
About the Unit
This month’s group focuses on the US Army Corps of Engineers, a formation of the US army that specializes in works such as designing locks, dams, and flood control projects. These combat engineers come from the national guard, army reserve, or active duty and can construct a host of fighting positions or defensive positions. They are a vital asset to the US army, as they deliver a variety of vital military and public engineering services. The coin’s design particularly emphasizes the group’s three key mission areas: engineer regiment, military construction, and civil works. They also place importance on environmental sustainability through dredging America’s waterways, energizing the economy. Through the use of storm damage reduction infrastructure, the US Army Corps of Engineers also reduces potential risks from disasters. These engineers are responsible for maintaining the fortitude of the US army through deeds and engineering works, an essential asset to both the country and the United States armed forces.
Say More with Unit Coins
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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
The coins came in today. Everything looks great.
- CPT, US Army