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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!

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