U.S. Navy Cougars Squadron Coin
Electromagnetic Attack Squadron 139 (VAQ-139), also known as the “Cougars”, is an EA-18G Growler squadron of the United States Navy. The Cougars of VAQ-139 became operational on 1 July 1983 under the command of CDR Richard A. Clark while flying the ICAP (Improved Capability) EA-6B Prowler.
The Cougars specialize in electromagnetic attacks and are currently stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. The Cougars led numerous missions deep into the Arabian Gulf and significantly contributed to the contingency planning in anticipation of Operation DESERT STORM.
They ordered a unique custom challenge coin from us and it’s quite different from the other coins we have made. They requested that the field of the coin be hollowed to form the shape of the head of a cougar, and then they wanted the cougar head to be spun in the center of the challenge coin.
Nothing is impossible to us as long as it isn’t against the law of physics. To make the cougar head spinnable, we had to construct a pivoting mechanism on the top and bottom of the cougar head sculpture. Luckily, our computerized cutting-edge machinery is able to execute such kind of detail, and as you can see in the photo to the right, the pivoting mechanism is not noticeable if you see it from afar.
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Finished Coin (Front)
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