Howard A. Daniel III submitted this note about a recent eBay purchase.
I acquired the attached challenge coin on eBay a few months ago. It was about President Clinton's visit to Viet Nam in November 2000. I barely glanced at the image before making my bid.
My bid was successful and the piece arrived in the mail. When I looked at it, I could not believe that the President's staff would have created such an error. The design on the "visit" side of the piece are of two people from the Philippines and not Viet Nam! I can easily see the smirk on the faces of the Vietnamese receiving this piece and saying, "I am sure we Asians all look alike!"
In the future, I will send the image of the challenge coin from the Marine Guard at the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. To say the least, this piece has a much better design than the above piece.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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