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Berlin Brigade Challenge Coin

Article about: Hi all. I purchased this to go with my small collection of items relating to Allied forces in Berlin (1945- 1994). I was wondering if there is any way to authenticate these. I see that simil

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    Hi all. I purchased this to go with my small collection of items relating to Allied forces in Berlin (1945- 1994). I was wondering if there is any way to authenticate these. I see that similar designs are being reproduced but have not seen a reproduction of this version as such. It appears to have some wear to it. Any opinions would be welcome. Many thanks.
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    Definitely not a fake, it appears to have some age. The berlin brigade was active for multiple years so it could be from any of that time. I think its more likely 90s period though. The older challenge coins i've seen from the 60s usually have hand painted enamel

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    ...never seen one of these before......some idea of scale would be helpful.....'not asking to re-photo it...what's it as big as please? 50p (new), £1, half-a-crown?, a man hole cover? :-)

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    Thanks for the comments guys. Regarding the size, the nearest thing I can think to compare it to is one of those commemorative £5 coins.

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    ....never seen one of those...but I get the idea - thank you.

    I did see a £5 note once :-)

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    Think I saw one the other day too..... Wasn't mine though.

    Heres a site showing a few more styles of Berlin Brigade challenge coin, including the one I have shown.

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    Think I saw one the other day too..... Wasn't mine though.

    Heres a site showing a few more styles of Berlin Brigade challenge coin, including the one I have shown.

    http://www.western-allies-berlin.com/collectables/coins/coins

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