Though they were initially used exclusively by the military, custom coins now come in a variety of uses such as for recognition, collection and as an important means of preserving other cultures. Read about how simple coins affect people in the past and present and how they can affect those in the future.
Receiving custom coins can build up a person's morale. Not everybody is given the chance to receive these coins especially in the military, unlike the case of giving certificates and plaques of recognition. These coins are hard to earn and they can give a person immeasurable self-esteem.
Some kinds of custom coins have great numismatic value, especially the challenge coins. If you happened to watch the Film "Dear John", the father of a member of the military was indulged in numismatics or collecting and studying coins. The greatest one among those that he collected was worth nothing to others. It could not even buy anything. However, it meant a lot to him because it was a great part of his past with his son. In the same way, people who collect coins value not only the art in each piece but the history behind it.
In Greece, the mother of Civilization, custom coins symbolize an unbreakable bond between people. It is a sign of fraternity. They give coins to people who help them as a sign of thanksgiving. Even in their universities, coins with the sign of a fraternity are given as the highest form of gift to another member.
One of the popular custom coins used are the ones by the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC). At the back of their coins are the words "We Can, We Will" and "Ready Forward. These are exclusively awarded to members who earned it by a notable accomplishment.
In countries like Canada, Britain, Australia and Switzerland, it has been part of the culture to give these kinds of coins as an expression of brotherhood, remaining intact or belongingness especially for police officers, fire-fighters and other first responders. Giving and receiving these coins are the highest forms of establishing rapport.
Media personnel also use these coins for such purposes. Jon Favreau, the director of the hit movie Iron Man 2, mentioned in an interview that he gave away Iron Man 2 coins to the United States Air Force personnel to show his gratitude for their support in making the film a successful one. The creator of the show Breaking Bad also gave coins that he personally designed to the crew every time they made new seasons. He exclaimed that it is the best way he could express his appreciation of their help in making the show worth watching.
Getting a coin serves as a mark for having greater chances for promotion. Possessing this coin will give a person higher preference than the other employees. This is because a coin is a symbol of excellence and incomparable dedication to one's duties.
Customizing the coins define their purpose and importance. What matters each time a new coin is made is the new course of history that it will make. It once saved a life by merely being a source of identity for a pilot in the First World War. It can also save more lives at present when they are carefully crafted to motivate the people who constantly put their best foot forward to give service to their fellowmen. Each coin is earned and that is why they should be of the best quality possible. Make sure that the people who will make it for you have the heart and passion to value such importance.