In the days leading up to the Maxim.com article, Combat Currency, we received dozens and dozens of submissions from our fans and supporters sharing their most unique, strangest or most prized example of their military coin collection. Unfortunately, we were restricted as to the number of images we could showcase in the main article. However, due to the amount of interesting examples we did receive, we thought we should showcase a dozen or so of the best ones we received here on the Graffiti of War blog.
If you haven't read the Maxim.com article, it would make good sense to do so and we made it easy for you. Simply click HERE or click the Link listed below. In the article, we discuss just one example of how a warfighter might earn his coin, though each story varies, many come from the Dog-and-Pony Show described in the article.
For our fans and supporters as well as the two military coin designers that answered my request for images, we truly appreciate your efforts and willingness to share your images. For Jeff Morin at CoinsforAnything.com, though Maxim wouldn't list your company name in the article (I tried, but they edited my article before publishing), they did link to your company page (see here). For Don Routh at Northwest Territorial Mint, I had intended to edit my final version to include your company link as well, however, they went live before I had the chance. At any rate, the photos of coins we include in this after-article will showcase the names and companies (if provided) of those who submitted. We encourage our fans and supporters to visit both CoinsforAnything.com and Northwest Territorial Mint for your Military Coinage needs and who knows, maybe you will be in our update article, Combat Currency: More Truth About Military Coins.
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Jaeson "Doc" Parsons
Founder and Director of Project Operations for The Graffiti of War Project, Doc is a decorated combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was a combat medic with the 54th Engineer Battalion. Doc is now persuing a career in Journalism at West Virginia University with a minor in Business Studies. He is currently the Military Contributor to Maxim.com and has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Wired.com, Maxim.com and BusinessInsider.com. For more information about Jaeson "Doc" Parsons please visit our "About Us/Partners" page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.