The Air Force takes a lot of pride in their challenge coins and many historical references say that Air Force Challenge Coins were the first challenge coins ever used in the military. This was with the newly formed flying squadrons in 1917. You can read more about the history of the challenge coin HERE. Coins For Anything’s 3D relief and thicker coins allows for some of the nicest designs when incorporating aircraft and imagery. Besides featuring aircraft on many of our coins, custom Air Force Challenge Coins often include and are used for US Air Force Bases, Metals and Awards as well as Veteran and Retirees coins. Another feature a lot of our Airman like to do is odd shaped coins, it is a way of thinking outside of the box or in our case the circle. Our custom Challenge Coins recognize the honor of serving in the U.S. Air Force and pay respect the courageous airman of today and past generations who make our freedom possible. Airman, we encourage you to take the first step and request a quote with one of Coins For Anything’s knowledgeable coin designers!