This Deadwood Harley-Davidson® Challenge Coin made of thick, high-quality metal is a great collectible for a friend or a great addition to your collection! The stamped gold coin has an Old West folk hero, lawman, and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok standing by a Deadwood saloon and gold pan full of nuggets. Circling around the edges on a black ring is Deadwood Harley-Davidson®, Deadwood, South Dakota. Turn the coin over and the Harley-Davidson® Bar & Shield hovers over Deadwood centered in the middle. Harley-Davidson® circling in the outer black ring of the coin finishes the design. The manufacturer, SymbolArts was founded in 1986 and produces many high-quality items such as jewelry, badges, coins, patches, pins, key chains, and many more collectible items. This challenge coin measures 1.75'' in diameter and is a wonderful reminder of an amazing time in Deadwood, South Dakota.
History of Challenge Coins
Challenge coins surfaced during the World War I era. The practice of carrying a coin designed specifically for a unit was popular with the Army Special Forces. Carrying the coin at all times and presenting it when "challenged" to prove affiliation with that unit resulted in a number of consequences for those who could not produce a coin; the most popular required the coin-less soldier to buy a round of drinks. That practice continues to be popular today.
Excellent product and very fast delivery.
Great looking product.
Perfect condition, Quick shipment, and bonus decal included. Great deal.
While at Sturgis, I made it a point to go to all of the local HD dealers to purchase a challenge coin from each. I did so for all HD dealers except Deadwood.....was told by staff personnel that "we do not make that challenge coin any longer". After going online and seeing it, I purchased it and the item was shipped in time for me to have when I got home from Sturgis. No clue why personnel there would lie or not be informed about it but aside from that, it's definitely my favorite of all the challenge coins!!!!!