Purple Heart Wounded Challenge Coin
Uniquely finished, this weighty challenge coin features the purple heart logo and “WOUNDED BY THE HAND OF THE ENEMY” on the front and on the reverse “For MILITARY MERIT The Purple Heart is awarded to those wounded or killed while courageously serving in the United States Armed Forces.”
Challenge Coins are a tradition that started during WW 1. The first coins were issued to battalions as symbols of camaraderie and unity, and have been prized by Veteran’s ever since. Over time the “challenge” came when the service member having a coin to show proof of membership in a campaign, battle group or event. Challenge Coins are often traded between service members and are a great source of pride.