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    i found these an wanted to what it was used for an what it was made of .its
    2 tokens front an back Thanks
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    I do believe the second one is a commemorative token/coin celebrating the release of the captives held in the US embassy in Iran in 1979 -1981 there were 52 american hostages held in captivity for 444 days

    Regards Mark K
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    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    These are known as 'Challenge Coins'.........

    Challenge coin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Steve.

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    Thanks for the link Steve made for some very intresting reading did not relize there were so many military and civilian variations to the challange coin.

    Regards Mark K
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Who would they give them to?

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    Servicemen. There are tons of them on Ebay !
    They are usually plated base metal.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    im sorry i was talking about the commemorative token/coin celebrating the release of the captives held in the US embassy in Iran in 1979 -1981 there were 52 american hostages held in captivity for 444 days. Who would get these?
    Just trying to fimd out info thanks

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    Thats a good question ? I recognized the date and the text on the challange coin/token and I did a quick google search for a little more info .One should be able to do a little research by typing in the text off the coin and the dates and see what a google or other search reveals.

    Regards Mark K

    PS. WELCOME TO THE FORUM
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Thanks Mark glad to be here i been google it, all i can find is about the hostages held for 444 days ,but on the
    frist token i found this The 3rd United States Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the US Army. It currently has three active battalions, and is readily identified by its nickname, The Old Guard, as well as Escort to the President. The regimental motto is Noli Me Tangere (from Latin: - Touch me Not). The regiment is a major unit of the Military District of Washington (MDW).

    The regiment is the oldest active unit of infantry in the Army, having been first organized as the First American Regiment in 1784.[3][4]

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    One other suggestion that comes to mind on the Iran/Hostage release token/coin is if you hit a brick wall with your research take it to a coin/stamp dealer as they might have more insight and use a completely different data base as to what you or I would use for research.Or they might already know the coin at first glance I will surf around a little as well and see what I can find about it (GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR RESEARCH )

    Regards Mark K
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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