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What it says on the tin. I often see interest checks for coins so I know they are popular, but I personally only have one 501st coin. If you collect challenge coins, how many do you have? How long have you been collecting them?

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I have 5, been collecting since November. Many people have way, way more than that.

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I have 6 coins, never really been a big thing locally so havent got in to collecting much. 1 501st, 3 FISD and 2 from our first garrison run recently.

 

There is an interesting story on starwars.com about the history of 501st challenge coin here

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And for those unaware of rules

 

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I have over 100.  Yes, it's really sad.  

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8 hours ago, Daetrin said:

I have over 100.  Yes, it's really sad.  

I have 40 odd proper military challenge coins, and I am always looking to build that collection. I think they are super cool.

 

 I most recently started my 501st coin collection with a Detachment coin.

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When I joined the legion I told myself I wasn't going to collect coins or pins. Since that time I've collected around 20 coins (although several of them were bought by my wife who is also in the legion). Rather than have them sit in a drawer I wanted to display them, so I got a display box and put it on the wall. I still keep a coin in my wallet and another in my helmet, always ready for that challenge.

 

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2 hours ago, hupspring said:

When I joined the legion I told myself I wasn't going to collect coins or pins. 

How about vests. Funny story, most of my family members are Disney freaks and most of them have a vest. I told everyone "That's lame I'll never do that". I now have 5 vests and counting lol :6:

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44 minutes ago, ukswrath said:

How about vests. Funny story, most of my family members are Disney freaks and most of them have a vest. I told everyone "That's lame I'll never do that". I now have 5 vests and counting lol :6:

I've never got into vests but instead have jackets. I'm up to 5 jackets and one dickies shirt, all displaying patches :P 

 

I was close to buying a vest last year but at the last minute got another jacket instead!

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I only collect coins from my Garrison and detachments I belong to (FISD), but I have been given many from other Garrisons and I keep what is given to me.  All told, I probably have about 15 or twenty.

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I currently have seven with two more on the way (including that awesome silver bullion coin)!  

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I have around 200 coins and about 5-10 more law enforcement coins. Been collecting legion coins for about 1.5 years. It gets addicting haha. The thrill of the hunt.

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Here is what 10 years of coin collecting looks like.

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Realize that for FISD coins at least, I usually have 4.  Two for me, 2 for the archives.  I also tend to buy a lot of FISD coins as I mail them out as "thank-yous" and "atta-boys", being the founder and what-not.  Plus coins from other detachments I used to be heavily involved with in the past (MEPD, IOC, CTN) and coins people just send me.

 

Then your patch collection starts looking like this:

 

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For the same reason.  Sooner or later your wife makes you put it all in a bin under the stairs.

 

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I must have at least $1000 of merch in that bin.

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I must have at least $1000 of merch in that bin.



If you had a bare wall that would make for an amazing display. Maybe start constructing a new wall in the middle of your living room so you can hang it all... wife will be fine with it.


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19 minutes ago, Frank1769 said:

 

 


If you had a bare wall that would make for an amazing display. Maybe start constructing a new wall in the middle of your living room so you can hang it all... wife will be fine with it.


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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

 

You don't know my wife.  She's take my lovely Centurion suit, my ATA #1 helmet, my double-signature Paradise edition TE2 TD helmet, every coin, every patch, and throw it all in the rubbish bin if she could.  No way that stuff will ever get displayed anywhere in the house.  Not even in my man cave.  I have the Celebration Orlando poster on my office wall, and that's pushing things.

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I have around 200 coins and about 5-10 more law enforcement coins. Been collecting legion coins for about 1.5 years. It gets addicting haha. The thrill of the hunt.

 

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Took a few pictures. I have 2 display cases and a binder with coins. There are more pages in the binder, but you get the idea. I am small time compared to some other guys.41f1d5ff5e06a116efd7376b2fde38d0.jpga3b704fd5967bb32ecc7a08c3ccc0025.jpg1d193ab179ce5decde57bc3d6ecd8eee.jpg

 

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4 hours ago, allan1313 said:

Took a few pictures. I have 2 display cases and a binder with coins. There are more pages in the binder, but you get the idea. I am not small time compared to some other guys.

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14 hours ago, allan1313 said:

Took a few pictures. I have 2 display cases and a binder with coins. There are more pages in the binder, but you get the idea. I am small time compared to some other guys.

 

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I have about ten 501st coins and a wide variety of military and federal agency coins. I see I need to pick up the pace . :)

 

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