Army 68 Whiskeys Get Their Coin The Louder You Scream The Faster They Come

Army 68 Whiskeys Get Their Coin The Louder You Scream The Faster They Come



The Army 68 Whiskey known as Army Combat Medics are doctors of the battlefield. They train and go into combat with their 11 Bravos and help dispense much needed life saving medcine, care, wound management and often pickup and retrieve soldiers that need to get out of the fire and back to safety. Army 68 Whiskeys get their very own Army pinup design featured on their Army Combat Medic coin.

The United States Army 68 Whiskey’s have a coin just for them. If you are training in Whiskey Land or working step by step with the 11 Bravos and Infantrymen of the US Army complete pickup, help the wounded and provide battlefield medicine whenever the need calls for it. Whether aboard a blackhawk on a Dustoff mission or working in garrison the men and women of the US Army that perform the life saving role of Combat Medic are integral to the US Army and its soldiers.

The nose art seen on the bombers of the Second World War featured military pinup art and many of those ladies of decades past were seen on aircraft to this day are still know by their name alone. Names like the Memphis Belle, Full Boost, Lucky Lady, Texas Raiders, What’s Up Doc, Special Delivery and Sho Sho Baby to name a few. These beautiful pinup ladies were classy then and they are classy now and they have become very much a part of the military history and experience to this day and are part of the military tradition.

This Army Combat Medic The Louder You Scream The Faster We Come Coin is 2 inches in height and 4mm in thickness and makes the perfect addition to your military coin collection.

The Louder You Scream The Faster We Come!

The original Army Combat Medic The Louder You Scream The Faster We Come Coin

Deep 3d relief with metallic gold, red and silver accents.

2 inch coin (4mm thickness)

Highly detailed relief Commemorative antique silver with gold accents coin.

Coins sold individually.

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Stolen Valor Is A Common Thing With Military Coins

Stolen Valor Is A Common Thing With Military Coins

Taking credit for the work of others whether it be by someone that purposely wears the military uniform of a US military service person, impersonating them, is commonly referred to as stolen valor. Stolenvalor comes in many forms. Wearing the uniform of a service person is just one example. Take credit for the work of others and pawning it off as their own is another. Filing one excuse after another as to why they shouldn’t take responsbility for ripping off someone else’s artwork or design is another form of both cowardice and stolen valor.

The military and copyrights ~

Our men and uniform are not trained in copyright law. They don’t often understand its intracacies and they don’t get that exposure or training and that isn’t their fault. Often times a design is seen doing a simple Google search and they locate a cool military design they would like to see made into a military coin. They forward it on to some coin company and presto chango they get a coin.

Seems simple enough. But not really. The reality of it is that more times than not the design is often owned and copyrighted by its owner and that means permission is needed. In order for that work of art to be made into a military challenge coin you have to have the written permission of the artist. Not to receive this permission causes significant issues with the military and can be detrimental to your career in the military because it is a legal matter and an ethical one. So when in doubt ask. If the artwork was not originall created by you then it needs permission. Do yourself a favor and just ask.

The Copy Clowns ~

It can still get worse believe it or not. Not only does our military not often get the training they need in deciphering complex copyright law or at least navigating the mine infested law of custom military artwork but they get to work in an environment of shark infested waters where coin companies are ready to pounce at any opportunity our military gives them: right or wrong.

Right ~

Sending artwork you have permission to copy or use to a company to produce coins is the right thing to do.

Wrong ~

Sending artwork to a company you don;t have permission to copy or use is wrong.

Answer ~

Very simple. Use a reputable company that considers its own ethical behavior and knows right from wrong and values its own reputation before you consider consider working with them. A brand new design created from scratch is always the best move. This way you never have to worry where it came from, have a hard tracking down the owner of the artwork and you can ensure it is yours to work with. This is the best course of action.

The Cheaters & Non-Competers ~

So who do you stay away from? Better yet you should run away from these so called cheaters and non-competers. Why? Because they don’t ask, don’t care and would take your money any way they can and put you in harms way when it comes to a legal issue of copyright infringement. When you take a design to a cheater you are guilty of a copyright violation that could wind up costing the government a lot of money and throw your career in the military into a tailspin. Furthermore, the company that took your order is also guilty for not making sure you have written correspondence from the owner of the artwork. If you cannot prove you have written permission then you don’t and the company that is making the military coins for you is equally liable for making them. It’s not worth your career and losing your business over.

Example ~

The following coin was produced by Kidder Corporation. The design was created for the US Navy at a training facility.


Sounds great? Only problem is that Kidder Corp did not have permission from the copyright holder and had been told repeatedly never to copy the arwork of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com ever. The US Navy sent a design from the website located at Vision-Strike-Wear.Com (Which also bore the name of the website it came from Vision-Strike-Wear.Com) to Kidder helping to provide evidence of its original location and copyright holder and instead of asking for permission they submitted the design to Kidder Corporation and the coin was made. The artwork was not authorized to be produced.

Kidder Corp also had the coin pouches used to hold the coins printed with their name on each coin bag they produced further evidene that they had been produced by Kidder Corp. Lastly the US Navy unit was contacted and Vision-Strike-Coins.Com was informed by the Command Master Chief that the manufacturer was in fact Kidder Corp.



(Bag Used to Hold the unauthorized Corpman Coin design in).

Solution ~

Its simple.

  1. Get the written permission of the copyright holder or original artist.
  2. Don’t work with a coin company that fails to ask important questions like: Do you have written permission to produce this artwork? Please provide evidence you have permission.
  3. Make sure the coin company you choose to use has integrity and can create its own artwork and not copy the work of others. Taking the quick route is often not the right choice.
  4. Create your own artwork or have something created from scratch. If you created it then its yours.
  5. Remember that an intangle item like a work of art is still property. Just because you can’t drive it doesn’t mean that it doesn;t below to someone and that its not real. It is real and someone worked hard to make it. So if your coin company will take anything you send them without asking questions then don’t walk away. Run!

So the next time you decide to have a coin made keep in mind the company you will be working with and use only companies that don’t profit from the artwork of others and without the artists permission. Ethical behavior will over win over making a bad decision.


Vision Strike Coins Enters Military Coin Market Today

Vision Strike Coins Enters Military Coin Market Today

It has been in the gameplan for a long time and that is for the long awaited custom military designs of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com to enter into the military design marketplace as Vision Strike Coins. The long awaited and razor sharp military challenge coins from  Vision Strike Coins is coming!

The military coin companies of the past will now have a new brother custom challenge company to share the industry with: Vision Strike Coins.

For over 7 plus years the design team of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com long known for the highly detailed military shirt designs has begun converting its custom military apparel designs into coins. All US military branches will come to experience the fine detail and raw power of originality in terms of military art. With over 2600 plus military designs in their arsenal, and more being designed everyday, Vision Strike Coins will be bringing its designs to bear and setting its focus on the military branches, their units, commands, ships, squadrons and more with the kind of quality and originality that made Vision-Strike-Wear.Com a household name in the military shirt industry.

Now that Vulcans hammer has struck with Vision Strike Coin forged precision their quality of minted coins will reach new zeniths and set new standards within the military challenge coin industry. The bar has clearly been raised.

Design ~ All military branches with coin designs that speak to their backgrounds, heritage, pride and accomplishments will be minted at the highest level. A challenge coin is about the unit, who they are, what they have done and its history. In the past the coin and its unit logo or crest made the difference between life and death. When challenged you needed to be able to prove what side of the fight you were on. Without this the fate of a soldier hung in the balance. The challenge today may represent something very different but its history is preserved to this day.

It is the goal of Vision Strike Coins to produce designs of the highest caliber.

Originality ~ Original art delivered all the time. Vision Strike Coins will not settle for anything less than the best. They will not copy, in part or whole the works of others, will not lower their standards and they will not produce a coin that was not originally created by them on behalf of their customers. Creativity and originality is at the forefront of their services. Creativity originality and dedication to providing the finest art for your coins is what Vision Strike Coins is all about.

Integrity ~ Vision Strike Coins will not lower its standards and will not compete without the highest level of integrity in the marketplace. They will not copy the works of others and will stand apart because of their decision to provide truth in coins. This means they will make what they quote, design original art and maintain the highest level of service and design originality. They know they are not the only coin company in town but they will strive to best they can be for their customers. Integrity also means quoting something once (like a mold or die) and not wrap it into a quote or hide it where customers unknowingly purchase that same mold or die over and over and over again with each repeat order they make. Being open and upfront with our customers will set us apart and keep the future generations of coin orders competitively priced and not have hidden fees unfairly charged to its customers a second time.

How did it all begin and why? ~ An important question and one that deserves an answer. At the core of Vision Strike Coins is its belief that coins should be designed by artists and done in such a way that they are new and do not copy or use any part of a coin that was created previously. After over 7 years of custom designs for apparel for all branchees of the United States military it was discovered on too many occassions to mention that their artwork was being copied by coin companies. These coin companies were making no attempt to change, alter or even ask for the permission for the use of our artwork. It was jsut anotehr day for them. Let’s not hire someone to create original artwork. Lets copy them and see if we can get away with it. We are sure that over the years hundreds of designs have been copied. We find them almost daily.

So taking the bull by the horns we decided that our designs, the ones we created, have copyrighted and made on behalf of our clients needed to be made into coins with the highest degree of quality and coin craftsmanship. The customers deserved it. No more copycat knockoffs but true originally created custom artwork that we designed and made. So that being said Vision Strike Coins came into being and will work towards making the coin industry put their customers first with original art.

The Chief’s Coin – Anchored~

One look around the internet and it wasn’t hard to find rip offs of the original artwork created for the United States Navy Chiefs bearting the dedicated look of the goat with khaki uniform and cover. We saw twisted versions of this design to be sure so again wanting to take make a coin, based on our original artwork, the metallic wheels of coin making went into high gear in the creation of the United States Navy Chief Coin aka Anchored!

2 inches of brass, gold and silver highlights and placards depicting the role the US Navy Chiefs have had since their birth on April 1st, 1893.

Popeye ~

Who doesn’t like Popeye? I know I do. Shortly after entering into the military coin market Vision Strike Coins was tapped on the shoulder and asked to participate in licensing with their offices in New York and boy did we get excited! To be designing cool Popeye coins made us rush headlong into the design process and designs were put together and then approved and licensed by King Features Syndicate followed by the production of our first ever Popeye coin.

Popeye All Men Are Created Equal Coin™

The American Eagle Army Coin ~

Taking our military mascot design concepts even further a coin design was rendered for our Army men and women to be collected for their personal use or given as a gift to a fellow Army veteran or friend.

US Army War Eagle Coin

The US Navy Jolly Roger Coin ~ The Original

An original design that first started with a t-shirt and one that essentially launched a thousand ships. See on the backs of both activey duty and retired US Navy personnel the Jolly Roger has always been a favorite design of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com and now Vision Strike Coins. Too many imposters have shown up over the years it was time to take back our design and produce it inthe manner it deserved. We glad we did. With thousands having been sold in a matter of weeks this popular USN coin went tot he top of the list becoming the most purchased design so far with Vision Strike Coins. We are excited for the future and the development of more coins that will capture the interests of our US Navy community.


Jolly Roger US Navy Coin Takes Aim At Originality

Jolly Roger US Navy Coin Takes Aim At Originality

Vision-Strike-Wear.Com announced today that it has entered into the military coin arena with its sharp military designs created for military challenge coins. The arsenal of custom military designs have now fired a broadside as they have entered into the military challenge coin arena.

Over the past 7 plus years Vision-Strike-Wear.Com has been sought after for its unique and detailed approach to csutom US military custom designs for apparel. While that focus has never left the core of the work that VSW does it has been asked repeatedly to produce cutting edge designs for military coins.

So many companies have copied their artwork and most in a truly horrific way that the owners of VSW had to finally get involved and take charge of their designs and produce coins with their artwork the way it is deserved. The days of copycat coin companies has come to an end.

The United States Navy Jolly Roger The Sea Is Ours coin is actually the 3rd coin produced by the military art leadership of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com. Coin 1 was the highly successful US Navy Anchored coin inspired by a Navy Chief and made for Navy Chiefs. Coin 2 came shortly after which was the highly prized commemorative coin design created for Popeye fans the world over. Then arrived the US Army Eagle coin with a mascot look to this Army challenge coin featuring the American bald Eagle.

The lastest edition to the line of military challenge coins and one that is expected to be highly popular among the active duty and reserve components of the United States Navy, not to mention the retired US Navy sailors is a design that is based upon the Jolly Roger The Sea Is Ours design originally created for shirts and apparel now updated to reflect how a VSW design should be done in true military coin form.

Jolly Roger The Sea Is Ours Original US Navy Coin ™

2 inches in diameter, created with multiple metal types and colors and depicting the naval supremacy of the United States Navy. Serialized and with a custom die/mold shape makes this a great military coin collectible from Vision-Strike-Wear.Com

And jsut in its wake of the Sea Is Ours US Navy coin comes another Jolly Roger coin that gets largers, weighs in more and is meaner and agressive like its brother United Tstaes Navy Coin. This one measures 3 inches and weighs in at 5 mm making it both incredible detailed, strong and perfect for your military coin collection.

Navy Jolly Roger Skull Crossed Bones Coin

The Jolly Roger Skull and Bones coin LIVE!

We Will Never Forget Coin


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