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The Defense Forensic Science Center Challenge Coin

The Defense Forensic Science Center Challenge Coin

“… meeting him occasionally in the laboratory.”

– A Study in Scarlet (STUD)

We have discussed challenge coins, featuring Mickey Mouse in a deerstalker outfit, from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory before in these posts. Four times, as a matter of fact. We now have a fifth challenge coin from the labs, courtesy of the Defense Forensic Science Center.

We learn from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s website that:

On November 13, 2013 HQUSACIDC Permanent Order 317-1 redesignated the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, known as the USACIL, to the Defense Forensic Science Center. The Defense Forensic Science Center’s mission is to provide full-service forensic support (traditional, expeditionary and reachback) to Army and Department of Defense entities worldwide; to provide specialized forensic training and research capabilities; serve as executive agent for DoD Convicted Offender DNA Databasing Program; and to provide forensic support to other federal departments and agencies when appropriate.

The Defense Forensic Science Center, known as the DFSC, is the DoD’s premier forensic center. Located on the Gillem Enclave in Forest Park, Georgia, its subordinate units are the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), the Forensic Exploitation Directorate (FXD) and the Office of Quality Initiatives and Training (OQIT).

This statement helps us to narrow down that these challenge coins would have been manufactured in the last 6 years.

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: ·DEFENSE FORENSIC SCIENCE CENTER · / (seal of the center)

45mm, Round, Enamel

If one were to compare the obverse die of this challenge coin to the other three challenge coins issued by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, this obverse is slightly different than the previous three challenge coins. The difference is obvious when comparing the footprints around the border of the central design.

We speculated when we reported on the second variety that there was indications there could be multiple challenge coins for the Laboratory and it seems that prediction was sound. It will be interesting to see if any others appear in the near future.

NYPD Challenge Coin Features a Sherlockian Mickey Mouse

NYPD Challenge Coin Features a Sherlockian Mickey Mouse

“… a gentle little white mouse …” – The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (BLAN) We have another Sherlockian themed challenge coin, featuring Mickey Mouse, from the New York Police Department Detectives. We believed these were just manufactured in the past year, as they started to appear in some online auction sites in large numbers, beginning… Continue Reading

A Sherlockian Challenge Coin from Afghanistan

A Sherlockian Challenge Coin from Afghanistan

“… You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)     We are pleased to report that we now have a FOURTH challenge coin issued by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. You can read about the other three challenge coins HERE. The United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, or USACIL,… Continue Reading

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

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

“… downstairs in my laboratory …” – The Adventure of the Resident Patient (RESI) Back in March of 2017, we reported on a second variety of a challenge coin for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. We now have a THIRD variety to report. It is virtually identical to the one we reported on in March… Continue Reading

Diogenes Club of Washington, DC Issues Challenge Coin

Diogenes Club of Washington, DC Issues Challenge Coin

“It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started …” – The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE) The Diogenes Club of Washington, DC is one of the newer scions of the Baker Street Irregulars, having been founded just a few months after our own group was formed in 2014. Organized by… Continue Reading

San Bernadino Police Department Issues Challenge Coin for “Sherlock”

San Bernadino Police Department Issues Challenge Coin for “Sherlock”

“Here you are, doggy!” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN California’s San Bernadino Police Department has a Community Affairs dog that “helps bridge the gap between PD & community and provides a warm heart for anyone who might need one!” Of course, the dog’s name is Sherlock. Check out the following messages from his Twitter… Continue Reading

Suffolk County (NY) Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

Suffolk County (NY) Police Issue Sherlockian Challenge Coin

“You wouldn’t squeal on a fellow?” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) In 2018, the Detective Bureaus of the Suffolk County Police Department issued a challenge coin prominently featuring Sherlock Holmes. Suffolk County is located in the middle of Long Island, New York. OBVERSE: (5 stars) THE ART OF THE SQUEAL (5 stars) / (right facing Sherlock… Continue Reading

A Challenge Coin for the Pinkertons

A Challenge Coin for the Pinkertons

“But you’ve heard of Pinkerton‘s?” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Pinkerton’s Detective Agency is mentioned in two of the stories of the Canon – The Valley of Fear and The Adventure of the Red Circle. This 38mm challenge coin  has a very nice rendering of the Pinkerton’s logo. For those that like to collect items that… Continue Reading