When we think about the Hawaiian Islands, surfing naturally comes to mind. The two basically go hand in hand. That’s why the 324th Intelligence Squadron based at Hickam Air Force Base, HI chose to use the shape as the basis for their coin.
Measuring 2.50″ in height and plated in high polished bronze, the 324th challenge coin displays the Squadron’s logo and many tell-tale Hawaiian attributes. Note the Tiki, lava mountain range, and red and white pua aloalo flowers spread about the obverse side.
The reverse side uses the island chain and all too familiar saying in Hawaii, “Mahalo Nui Loa” which translates to “Many Thanks!.”
Is your unit or group based in Hawaii and interested in having custom coins made? If so you can give us a call at 1-800-818-3229 to discuss your project. We have the ability to feature your very own local design into a challenge coin with ease. Visit our gallery or coin design page to see other designs that may help you along the way.