MAYFLOWER CROSSING CHALLENGE COIN
This coin commemorates the Mayflower bringing the Pilgrims to the New World. They departed from England on September 6/16 1620.
The 6th is the Julian calendar date, which is the calendar in use when the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower. The 16th is the date we currently use.
Measures 1 1/2 inch in diameter
What is a challenge coin? The challenge coin's history originates in the armed forces–they’re meant to boost morale in the military. In fact, military challenge coins are often given out as a reward or as a representation of a certain organization.
Challenge coins are used among firefighters, police, businesses and even members of fraternal organizations. Some people even decide to use them as business cards–they’re much more memorable and less likely to be thrown out. Challenge coins are also frequently sold to raise money for a cause.