Boatswain’s Mate Chief Coin

A boatswain, bo’s’n, bos’n, or bosun, also known as a deck boss, or a qualified member of the deck department, is the most senior rate of the deck department and is responsible for the components of a ship’s hull. The US Navy professional rating of boatswain’s mate or BM is a designation given by the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) to enlisted members who were rated or “striking” for the rating as a deck seaman. The popular form of address for a boatswain’s mate is “Boats”.

Boatswain’s mates’ job is to train, direct, and supervise personnel in ship’s maintenance duties in all activities relating to marlinspike, deck, boat seamanship, painting, upkeep of ship’s external structure, rigging, deck equipment, and boats. They are integral to the ship’s navigation and serve as the ship’s Helmsman and the ship’s Lee Helmsman. In addition, they also serve as RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) coxswain.

We were asked to build this beautiful Boatswain’s Mate Chief custom challenge coin in 2017. They asked for a custom gold coin with minimum paints & colors, and they wanted it to look luxuriant and classy.

We used a brushed gold-colored metal as the base material of the coin. Then we designed and machined the anchor images machined to both sides of the coin, and also the insignias and the letterings had to be engraved precisely to achieve this elegant look.

Make your BMC coins with Embleholics, the 100% veteran-owned and operated challenge coin company! Just request a quote from us and we will contact you within 24 hours and get started on your coins. 

Finished Coin (Front)

boatswains mate chief coin front

Finished Coin (Back)

boatswains mate chief coin back

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