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|Dimensions||1.75 inches tall|
|Finish||Antique Silver / Shiny Gold|
This is the regular edition coin of the December Geocoin Club Coin.
This coin was designed by Christian Mackey and inspired from the
military challenge coin roots common to all geocoins. Before geocoins
existed custom challenge coins were earned and collected by military
units of countries all over the world.
Within the mililtary it worked
like this: A challenge can be made at any time and begins with the
challenger slapping or placing his/her coin on the table or bar. In
noisy environments, continuously rapping the challenge coin on a surface
may initiate the challenge. Anyone being challenged must immediately
produce a coin and anyone failing to do so must buy a drink for the
challenger. Should the person challenged successfully produce their
coin, the challenger must buy them a drink.
There is also the
traditional medieval challenge being the doffing of a gauntlet and the
picking it up of the opposer. More recently we have challenge caches
pushing the competitive spirit of cachers to extreme levels.
GCC December coin brings all these concepts together into a single coin,
being depicted as a gauntleted hand seizing the geocaching signal
lightning bolts on the one side with Challenge Accepted in text. the
reverse being a knight in armor barring passage with the words Non Shall
Pass above and Without True Heart below.