A significant recognition of courage and service, the Aerial Achievement Medal celebrates outstanding achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of the Air Force. This challenge coin version of the Aerial Achievement Medal is suitable for display or to be carried as a memento by the recipient or the recipient’s family and comrades-in arms. This coin upholds the significance of the Aerial Achievement Medal and can even be engraved with the honoree’s name and date of award.
The Aerial Achievement Medal honors the contributions of aircrew members who would, otherwise, not be qualified for the award of the Air Medal and distinguish themselves by sustained meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
This coin is minted in the USA from solid nickel, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, then imbued with bold enamel. Die struck out of thicker blanks, this coin will have a substantive feel to it as well. The obverse features the colors of the Aerial Achievement Medal ribbon and depicts an eagle clutching thunderbolts with wings spread signifying power through aerospace. The reverse has space available for engraving. The coin comes packaged in a polybag with a header card.
This coin is dedicated to the US military men and women fight for freedom and honors their commitment to their sworn duty in perilous and inhospitable conditions.