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THE CORNWALLIS COIN

Made from gold plated zinc in a 2" and 4 mm thick coin (most challenge coins are 3.5 mm or less) - die struck and 4mm thick, this has cross-cut diamond edging on front as well as back and, reeded rim edging on the side which is the edging that legal tender uses.

And the Cornwallis Coin (also pictured above) to commemorate the members of our Armed Forces who attended this institute of higher enhanced learning.

Being larger, antique looking and heavier than pretty much all other challenge coins, your Veteran Coin will have a warm and quality heft to it when held in the hand and, a quality sound when firmly placed on a bar to show it off.

Cornwallis Coin designed to allow you to commemorate all the good times you had at this institute for higher enhanced learning.


This coin was made by the same crew who did the REMEMBRANCE PIN, TRADITIONAL 2.0 COIN and are in the process of making the new SSF HQ SIGS coin.


This was our second coin and they were commissioned because the original TRADITIONAL coin being made by the first factory was taking forever and I felt the weight of not delivering to my customers weighing on me so I turned to another outfit and had this one made because they said they could do it faster.

And, faster they did as well as cheaper with the added benefit of the 3D work being far superior to the first Traditional.


$50 engraved and shipped
 
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I was asked to make a bilingual coin and I was all aboard from the git go.

And, to conduct my due diligence I looked at everything I have that is bilingual to give me some ideas. Instructions, ID cards, credit cards and even a couple coins I have. I quickly noted that a couple things miffed me about the exercise.

They being one, having two languages is distracting. I'm English so why would I want to wade through a bunch of French words to get to the meat.

Two, French is a beautiful language, a romantic one whereas English is more practical and down to earth so mixing them is almost sacrilege.

Three, if I am English, why would I want something extremely personal to me to be written in another language and, if I were French, why carry around a coin that is English.

And fourth, the most
important reason - aesthetics. I'm trying to make a coin that even though it has few words and symbols, conveys a powerful yet simple message that the bearer of the coin is proud, loyal, strong and respectful.

In order for those values to be presented unencumbered a minimalist look has to be used hence, the simpl;iciy of all Veteran Coins - all in one language so, I was compelled to make this French version of the Veteran Coin.


With the exception of the Cornwallis piece, these are serialized with the buyer's name verified to the best of our ability and kept on file.


$55 engraved and shipped.
 
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All our coins save the Cornwallis Coin are serialized with the name of the purchaser vetted to the best of our ability and, kept on record to help ensure imposters don’t infiltrate the ranks of the noble Veteran.



Traditional Veteran edition (pictured above) which offers the cornflake we all came to love.

Non Traditional which offers a more Canadian logo (as depicted in the Francophonie Version)

French version (pictured above) which is the same Canadian logo as the Non Traditional and, was made with our Francophonie Brothers and Sisters in mind.
The front of the Traditional and Non Traditional versions centers around the combined forces badge superimposed on a Canadian Flag where arced across the top are the words “CANADIAN ARMED FORCES” and below, is the vow “ON GUARD FOR THEE.”

Across the logo in large letters is the word “VETERAN” making the purpose of the challenge coin unmistakable and below there is a blank area for your years of service to be engraved in.

On the back, arced across the top is the Latin phrase "HOC DEFENDIMUS" (Latin for “THIS, WE DEFEND” and across the bottom is “SEMPER PARATUS” meaning ‘ALWAYS READY.”

A blank area for your unit, corps or regiment is roughly in the center and below that is room for your Rank, Name and Initials to be engraved. At the bottom is a small space for the coin serial number.

It is a rustic yet beautiful coin with an antique gold plated finish enhanced by a 3D molded front and back giving it a warm qualify look, feel as well as a confident weight & heft when held in the hand.

The laser engraving as well as shipping and handling (Canada only) are included in the price, and both are done at or about the same time so it is necessary for orders to be pre paid.

The engraving is worth more than the price of the coin itself and makes this an excellent deal for a memento that you or the recipient will cherish forever.

Traditional Veteran offers the cornflake we all came to love and last but not least, the

Upon unveiling of the French Coin I was messaged by quite a few English Veterans asking if I could make an English version as they liked the idea of a coin without the Crown of Cornflake.

Thus the NON TRADITIONAL was forged.

$55 engraved and shipped.
 
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The original TRADITIONAL coin. 2 inches in diameter and 3.5 milometers thick at the edge. These I am afraid are almost gone - I do believe there are only five or six left.

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THE BELLATOR

This is the first bigger coin I made. It is the same dimension as the others at 2 inches but the thickness is 6.2 mm giving it a unique heft and quality sound when placed on a hard surface.

The Latin words 'EGO BELLATOR' in English or French mean "I, WARRIOR"

When I saw and held the first VETERAN COIN I was impressed and thought that that was the king of coins and that nothing I could have made would out do it.


Upon receipt of the BELLATOR, that belief was laid to rest and then, I felt that this BELLATOR is the king of coins.


$65 engraved and shipped.
 
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Until of course, the TRADITIONAL 2.0 came along to set the bar for the future editions of Veteran Coin.

As with all our coins save the Cornwallis Coin, this one is serialized with the name of the VETERAN and, kept on record to help ensure imposters don’t infiltrate the ranks of the noble Veteran.

Traditional Veteran edition (pictured above) which offers the cornflake we all came to love

superimposed on a Canadian Flag where arced across the top are the words “CANADIAN ARMED FORCES” and below, is the vow “ON GUARD FOR THEE.”

Across the logo in large letters is the word “VETERAN” making the purpose of the challenge coin unmistakable. In the instance of this particular coin, the 3D work is so pronounced that this 'VETERAN' almost jumps off the coin.

Like the other Veteran coins below that there is a blank area for your years of service to be engraved in.

On the back, arced across the top is the Latin phrase "HOC DEFENDIMUS" (Latin for “THIS, WE DEFEND” and across the bottom is “SEMPER PARATUS” meaning ‘ALWAYS READY.”

A blank area for your unit, corps or regiment is roughly in the center and below that is room for your Rank, Name and Initials to be engraved. At the bottom is a small space for the coin serial number.

It is a rustic yet beautiful coin with an antique gold plated finish enhanced by a 3D molded front and back giving it a warm qualify look, feel as well as a confident weight & heft when held in the hand.

The engraving is worth more than the price of the coin itself and makes this an excellent deal for a memento that you or the recipient will cherish forever.

Like the Bellator is it 6.2 mm thick and 2 inches in diameter, has the reeded edges to provide the quality and official look and it has two things previous coins do not have;

accentuated or exaggerated 3D work (check out the VETERAN across the front face of the coin and a little experiment by yours truly - deliberate pitting or wear marks on the two sides of the coin. Sort of like stone washing jeans.


$75 engraved and shipped
 
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