Mass Effect Challenge Coin 1



One Challenge Coin

  • Commemoration for the First Contact War

A Memorializing Design

  • Front:
    • Systems Alliance Symbol
    • Blue enamel background
    • The year 2157 in Roman numerals
  • Back:
    • Embossed System Alliance soldiers in a field carrying M7 Lancers
    • Top – Roman numerals for the year 2157
    • Bottom – “First Contact War” flanked by the Systems Alliance symbols

Elegant Display

  • Clam shell display case
  • Outside:
    • Black textured finish
    • Mass Effect Challenge Coin printed in white
  • Inside:
    • Black velvet lined with satin facing and hinge
    • Mass Effect printed in black on interior top


  • Zinc Alloy
  • Pewter Finish
  • Soft enamel accents


  • Challenge Coin: 2 inches in diameter (5.08 cm)
  • Display Case: 2.95 x 2.95 x 0.98 inches (7.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm)


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For the brave men and women who fought in the First Contact War. The Mass Effect Challenge Coin 1 is the first in a series of challenge coins brought to you by the Gear Store.

Commemorating the event, the coin records the year, the Systems Alliance Symbol and glimpse at those involved in the war.  It comes in an elegant black clam shell display case velvet lined.

First Contact War:

This was the first war humanity had with another intelligent species. When the humans first discovered Charon Relay, they quickly began expansion into other systems. Driven by curiosity, they began activating as many mass relays as they could find.

When they began reactivating Relay 314, the Turians Hierarchy took noticed and sought to enforce the Citadel Council’s mandate on not reactivating it. First to fire, the Turians entered conflict asserting their power on what they viewed as an ignorant race. This would lead to various battles between the two races and the occupation and liberation of Shanxi. Finally ending, with the Council’s intervention, negotiating peace between the two.

What started as a misunderstand, would turn into a war that lasted for 3 months. It would shape humanity’s view of other intelligent races, and their view on humanity, for years to come.

What are Challenge Coins?

Challenge coins are historically coins presented to military units by commanding officers in recognition of their service or special achievements in specific events or missions.


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