P.P.C.L.I. CHALLANGE COINS (Very Early)

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    qsamike
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    P.P.C.L.I. CHALLANGE COINS (Very Early)

    Post by qsamike on Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:58 pm

    Good Morning Everyone......

    For your viewing pleasure......

    Came across a pair of very early challenge coins as used by the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry......

    Serial numbered 173 and 174...... There was one sold on eBay a while ago numbered 7076 for $68.00......

    They are about the size of a silver dollar and it weighs about the same.....

    It makes me wonder about the materials.....

    Surely not silver but if so a lesser quality of silver.......

    Mike



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    Re: P.P.C.L.I. CHALLANGE COINS (Very Early)

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:59 pm

    Definitely not silver... Odd that you found consecutive numbered coins as they should have gone to two different people.

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    Re: P.P.C.L.I. CHALLANGE COINS (Very Early)

    Post by barriefield-brian on Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:27 pm

    I have 4 that my uncle gave me a few years ago. He got the other three from his buddies. One should be issued to him but I don't know which one. Is there a list of names somewhere that you can match them up? I have # 184,#186, #188 and #189. Cheers Brian

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    Re: P.P.C.L.I. CHALLANGE COINS (Very Early)

    Post by pylon1357 on Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:58 am

    barriefield-brian wrote:I have 4 that my uncle gave me a few years ago. He got the other three from his buddies.  One should be issued to him but I don't know which one. Is there a list of names somewhere that you can match them up? I have # 184,#186, #188 and #189. Cheers Brian

    Brian, it would be worth contacting the Regiment. I know the Irish Regiment of Canada keep a ledger with the coin number and the name of the coin holders.


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    Re: P.P.C.L.I. CHALLANGE COINS (Very Early)

    Post by Infanteer on Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:13 am

    barriefield-brian wrote:I have 4 that my uncle gave me a few years ago. He got the other three from his buddies.  One should be issued to him but I don't know which one. Is there a list of names somewhere that you can match them up? I have # 184,#186, #188 and #189. Cheers Brian

    Yes, the regimental Headquarters (co-located with the 1st battalion) maintains the ledger. I have no idea if they will give you the information or not but it couldn't hurt to ask.

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    Re: P.P.C.L.I. CHALLANGE COINS (Very Early)

    Post by barriefield-brian on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:31 pm

    Contacted the regiment and they said none of those numbers match my uncle. They did not give out names. They also said they could not find his name on the registry which is strange. I will ask him about it in the spring when he returns from Florida. Cheers Brian

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