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A Second U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

A Second U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

“The bottle was downstairs in my laboratory …”

– The Adventure of the Resident Patient (RESI)

     

Last August, we reported on a Sherlockian themed challenge coin issued by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. We now have a second challenge coin, with two major differences from our first reported challenge coin. This second example features the badge of a Lab Examiner within the the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, rather than the seal of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Secondly, unlike most challenge coins, this new example has absolutely no color at all and appears to be in the base metal.

OBVERSE: U.S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION / (image of Mickey Mouse with deerstalker and magnifying glass, superimposed a large footprint, within a circle of footprints) / LABORATORY

REVERSE: (badge of a Lab Examiner within the the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command)

45mm, Round, Enamel

The appearance of a badge on the reverse of this challenge coin fuels the thought that there could be additional varieties of this challenge coin, with different badges for the various positions within the department. Happy hunting!

The Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory Challenge Coin

The Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory Challenge Coin

“… some of the government departments.” – The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE)      Our “newest” Sherlockian-themed challenge coin is from the Computer Forensics Laboratory of the Department of Defense. In 1998, the Deputy Secretary of Defense instructed he Air Force create a department to handle digital and multimedia forensics, cyber investigative training, technical solutions… Continue Reading

NYPD’s Special Investigations Division Major Case Squad Challenge Coin

NYPD’s Special Investigations Division Major Case Squad Challenge Coin

“Brilliant Police Investigation” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) The Major Case Squad of the New York Police Department’s Special Investigation Division has issued a Sherlockian themed challenge coin. OBVERSE: SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION / (silhouette of a right-facing Sherlock Holmes, wearing a deerstalker and holding a magnifying glass, upon a background of the U.S.… Continue Reading

Richmond County (NY) District Attorney Investigation Bureau Challenge Coin

Richmond County (NY) District Attorney Investigation Bureau Challenge Coin

“Cross-examined by the clever attorney …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL)       In 2016, the Investigation Bureau of the Richmond County (New York) District Attorney’s office issued a Sherlockian themed challenge coin. Richmond County is all of the borough of Staten Island, so it is a part of New York City. OBVERSE:… Continue Reading

A Second Variety of the Chicago Police Detectives Challenge Coin

A Second Variety of the Chicago Police Detectives Challenge Coin

“I was an officer in Chicago…” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Two varieties of the Chicago Police Detectives Challenge Coin – the “original” design from circa 2007 on the left and the revised “detailed” design from 2015 on the right Two years ago, we first posted about the Sherlockian themed challenge coin issued by… Continue Reading

NYPD’s Transit Police Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

NYPD’s Transit Police Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“… the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.” – The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (SUSS)       We have another challenge coin from the New York Police Department Detective Bureau, this time from the Transit Police division. OBVERSE: CENTRAL ROBBERY / (detective bureau logo superimosed over… Continue Reading

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

“He is sure to be at the laboratory …” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)       It is ironic that after spending a week in Anaheim, California and across the street from DisneyLand, that we learn of a challenge coin featuring Mickey Mouse with a deerstalker cap and magnifying glass. The United States… Continue Reading

A Second Challenge Coin for NYPD’s Sgt. Buddy Murnane

A Second Challenge Coin for NYPD’s Sgt. Buddy Murnane

” … a promising detective …” – The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez (GOLD) Back in November 2015, we reported on a challenge coin that was issued to honor Sgt. Buddy Murnane of the New York Police Department. Murnane passed away from a heart attack in March 2015, a month shy of his mandatory retirement. He had… Continue Reading

Corpus Christi Police Issue Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Design

Corpus Christi Police Issue Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Design

“Texas, I think.” – The Adventure of The Five Orange Pips (FIVE) In early 2016, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Corpus Christi Police Department issued a very attractive challenge coin that prominently features Sherlock Holmes. It  can be found for sale on some online auction services, such as eBay. OBVERSE: ROBBERY/HOMICIDE (star) FAMILY VIOLENCE (star)… Continue Reading