US Army Sniper School ser#0050 Type #1 Instructor Antique Silver Finish Challenge Coin

  • $175.00

Condition: Used and in good condition.  Please see pictures.

This coin is 1 5/8 inches in diameter an original by DKP for the real challenge coin collector.  We have a very limited number of these original coins remaining.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  There is another dealer claiming they are selling the original US Army Sniper School challenge coin. Not sure of their proof or reason for making such a claim. We have original/physical business records from (Ret) Green Beret Lt. Col Don K. Phillips (DKP) with correspondence, invoices, original artwork and other documentation supporting the fact this coin/diecast is the premier US Army Sniper School Challenge Coin.  Included in the documentation is original order and design of this US Army Sniper School challenge coin and the patch.   US Army Sniper School's procurement documentation for both their initial coin and patch provide solid and credible facts related to manufacture of their items.

Copyright:  DKP (Don K. Phillips) for the challenge coin

Manufacturer:  Green Duck Corporation, United States, Circa 1988.

Artist: TWA88 = Teddy W. Anderson / Made in 1988.  SFC Anderson designed the original concept drawings for the very first Army Sniper School challenge coin. He included his initials to copyright his artwork and design of this initial coin.  SFC Wright signed off on the creation of this initial Army Sniper School challenge coin, but all being said, it was a total team collaboration amongst all the instructor cadre.  All sniper school instructors staff chipped in to fund the initial run of these challenge coins. 

The Army Sniper School started in 1987, and subsequent copies of this original diecast, pale in comparison to the details of the first coin.  

LATIN to ENGLISH: VINI VIDI VICI is I Came I Saw, I Conquered

We know 4 different types of this coin, with the actual unit diecast:

Type 1 - Antique silver finish,  instructor staff type. 

Type 2 - Bronze, students, guests, and general use.

Type 3 - Gold plated, students. guests, and general use.

Type 4 - Gold plated with bake enamel, students, guests, and general use.

The diecasts and types were officially made by school sniper instructors; for the staff, sniper students and visitors.