Kellen Hoard and others passed along notice of the challenge coin created by the U.S. Secret Service commemorating the recent U.S. government shutdown that had agents working
without pay for over a month. -Editor
Jake Tapper CNN tweet
Special challenge coins are being distributed among US Secret Service personnel and their families, who are expressing frustration at the requirement they work without pay
during the partial government shutdown.
The coins are paid for by agents or other personnel on their own -- they are not official and use no government money. "DON'T WORRY, YOU'LL GET BACKPAY," is
printed on one side of the coins, according to a photo obtained by CNN's Jake Tapper. The other side has "UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE" and "ESSENTIAL
PERSONNEL" printed on it.
Challenge coins are historically collectable pieces of recognition that originated in the military, but have recently become more popular with civilian agencies.
Yeah, we know coins aren't "printed". And these aren't coins either, they're commemorative medals, but "challenge coin" is the commonly accepted
term. Neat topical item. I'm glad everyone can get back to work for a bit and collect their back pay. A number of my friends and neighbors had been affected by this.
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Secret Service members create challenge coin for working without
Wayne Homren, Editor
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